Prolific is perhaps the best word to describe Myron Johnson’s career as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Ballet of the Dolls and the Ritz Theatre. He’s produced well over 150 ballets and shows no signs of slowing down or softening an edge that has defined his 50 years on the stage. But as he transitions into a new phase of his career, Johnson’s 2011 solo show Songs for a Swan reflects on his training with Marcel Marceau in Paris in the 1970s, dancing in New York in the 1980s and the past 20 years performing and creating in the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Alpha Consumer
The Golden Bubbles
Fantastic Merlins

Artist web site: Ballet of the Dolls
Additional photos courtesy of David Bazemore