Our Director

Hilary Johnson

  • Grew up north of Lincoln and started dancing at age 3 Performed in the Midwest Ballet Nutcracker for eight years, and performed the role of Clara twice
  • Attended the Alabama High School of Fine and Performing Arts and graduated high school a year early to pursue a career in dance
  • Attended summer dance intensives with; Boston Ballet, Ballet West, State Ballet of Missouri, Alabama Ballet, Charletston Ballet Theatre, and Midwest Ballet.
  • Danced professionally with Ballet Omaha and Charleston Ballet Theatre
  • Featured dancer in a Mannheim Steamroller music video
  • Received her BFA in Dance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Was a four year member and captain of the UNL Scarlets dance team
  • Head Coach of the two-time National Champion Bengal Dancers at Idaho State University
  • Adjunct faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Idaho State University
  • Instructor for the Idaho Dance Arts Alliance Summer Intensive


  • I have three Pomeranian dogs; Plie, Jazz, and Tapper.
  • I’m an only child
  • I like to read and swim
  • My favorite food is Spaghetti 
  • My favorite color is pink
  • Ballet is my first love