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Molly Johnson


A native Cape Bretoner, Molly Johnson is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Molly works with such amazing people as Susie Burpee, Nova Bhattacharya and Heidi Strauss. She spends her summers performing in parks across Ontario and beyond with Dusk Dances and collaborates regularly with Forcier Stage Works. Molly dances for Montréal’s Le Carré des Lombes, interpreting Danièle Desnoyers’ acclaimed works across Canada and abroad. She was a 2012 recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Residency grant, a 2013 Finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award and there is a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance sitting on her desk. She has always written. thisismollyjohnson.com

Photo by Lauren Bunton

Molly Johnson's Work

Dance Curation at dance: made in canada/fait au canada

A conversation between Tedd Robinson, Debashis Sinha and Yvonne Ng By Molly Johnson

Founded in 2000, dance: made in canada/fait au canada is a one-of-a-kind presenting platform of works from across the country. Guest curators, Tedd Robinson, Debashis Sinha and Yvonne Ng discuss their thinking and decision-making for this summer’s event.


Louise Bédard By Molly Johnson

Tap Talk

Lisa La Touche and Travis Knights In Conversation By Molly Johnson

Studio Now

PushPULL Dance By Molly Johnson

Kelly Slate and Rebecca Ho founded the not-for-profit company and training program for non-professional adult dancers in Toronto out of a desire to keep dance part of their lives outside of their professional careers.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Redefining Circus for the Twenty-First Century By Molly Johnson

Exploring the exciting world of contemporary circus in Québec. Writer Molly Johnson tracks the public and social infrastructures that have created a spirit of progressive collaboration there and investigates why the contemporary circus community is not as vibrant elsewhere in Canada.

Studio Now

Halifax Dance By Molly Johnson

In 1972, a group of intrepid dance professionals came together to form the Halifax Dance Co-op. Four decades later, their little engine that could is still running strong. Halifax Dance is now in its fortieth year, and a nucleus for regional dance activity and education in Nova Scotia.

On the Ground

Modern Times in the Middle Kingdom

By Molly Johnson

In November 2013, I travelled to Guangzhou, China to perform with Montréal’s Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes at the 10th Guangdong Dance Festival.


Newfoundland Rocks – Part One

Festival of New Dance – Wright and Ivanochko By Molly Johnson

The Festival of New Dance ran from October 8 - 13 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Here, Catherine Wright’s Cow One, Cow Two and Sasha Ivanochko’s Trio for Musician, Dancer and Double Bass reviewed.

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