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Why I Dance

I dance because it has always been the best way to express myself. Not only can I put all my emotions into my dancing, it's also a release and escape from anything going on in life that I feel so blessed to have.

My Secret Talent

My secret talent would probably be that I'm kind of a computer nerd. I used to want to get into computer graphics and I loved every computer class that I ever took! I can also play the drums ;)

Who I Admire

I admire anyone who never gives up no matter what life throws at them. People who keep reaching for a goal and something they strive to get or have are the people who inspire me to keep going, pushing, and working hard for what I desire to do.

Learn more about Kiera Johnson

Get to Know Kiera Johnson

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Kiera Johnson began dancing at the age of 2 at Elite Dance Studio.  During her 20 years of dancing with the company, Kiera became an instructor and choreographer.  Her choreography was featured in multiple studio projects.  Kiera has training in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary.  After auditioning for NMBC's The Nutcracker in 2015, Kiera was offered a contract with the company.  During her time with NMBC, Kiera has danced featured roles including Lead Merliton and Arabian in The Nutcracker and Dorothy in Wizard of Oz.  In the summer of 2017, Kiera was appointed to director ofNMBC II and NMBC’s school, where she also teaches ballet, hip-hop, and tap.  Kiera is thrilled to begin her third season with New Mexico Ballet Company.


The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz