Vontoya Johnson

Vontoya started dancing at age 7 for Dance Unlimited and joined the competition team at age 8. She began her classical ballet training at age 9 with the U of L Dance Academy and she joined their dance company in 1998. She had several lead roles throughout her time with that company.

Vontoya began assistant teaching at age 13 for Dance Unlimited while being a member of The Company at Dance Unlimited. For high school Vontoya was accepted in The Youth Performing Art School (YPAS) where she was exposed to new styles such as contemporary, modern and ballroom.

Through the YPAS Dance program she was able to perform with some prestigious companies such as Le Ballet Jazz Montreal, Pilobulus, the Harlem Dance Theatre, and Art Art Barking Dog. During her sophomore year of high school she was accepted in the Ailey School's Summer Intensive in New York City and the following year she attended the Governor's School for the Arts summer program.

During her senior year she received dance scholarships to attend Stephens College in Missouri, California State University at Long Beach, NYU/Tisch and an academic scholarship to attend Columbia University's Pre-Med program.