Audrey Johnson is a queer, Black, mixed-race dance artist and plant worker with roots from Detroit, MI (Anishinaabe land), and is currently based in Oakland, CA (Ohlone land). Johnson’s performance, choreographic, and teaching work experiments with improvisation and embodied time travel, in refusal of colonized time and space. Her performance work has been presented by CounterPulse, ODC, Gravity, FRESH Festival, RAWdance, (San Francisco); Queering Dance Festival, 2727 California Street (Berkeley, CA); the Malcolm X Jazz Festival (Oakland, CA); Sidewalk Arts Festival, Detroit Dance Exchange, and Daring Dances (Detroit, MI). As a performer and collaborator, Johnson has danced in the companies and projects of artists Gerald Casel (San Francisco, CA), Jennifer Harge (Detroit, MI), Biba Bell (Detroit, MI), Detour Dance (San Francisco, CA), Stephanie Hewett (Oakland, CA), among others. As an educator, she has taught dance as embodied practice at community spaces, dance centers, and youth programs, and is a current faculty member with the LINES BFA Program through Dominican University. Johnson holds a BFA in Dance with honors from Wayne State University, and was a co-founder of Collective Sweat Detroit, an organization holding spaces for dance and dance artists in Detroit, MI founded in 2017.