Will Johnston


Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, Will Johnston received the majority of his training at A.K.A. Dance Company under the direction of Kelly and Alex Velasquez. Will holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California: Irvine as well as a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, B.F.A. in Dance Choreography, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Credits include Clear Talent, Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Justin Giles, Erica Sobol, Donald McKayle, Loretta Livingston, Jodie Gates, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Teddy Forance, Christopher Scott, Phillip Chbeeb, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Glee, Son Lux, Sigur Ros, FARR, Deborah Cox, Jordin Sparks, X Ambassadors, Katy Perry, and Rita Ora.

In addition, Will is the co-director of Entity Contemporary Dance and a faculty member at West Coast Dance Explosion, Murrieta Dance Project, and Chapman University. He has taught and choreographed across the United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. Most recently, Will along with co-director of Entity Contemporary Dance, Marissa Osato, were awarded 1st place for their work “PEEL,” at the 2017 Capezio Ace Awards.

  • Will Johnston - Choreography Reel 2020

  • "Pose" by Rihanna - Will Johnston Choreography

  • "A Palé" by Rosalía - Will Johnston Choreography

  • Transparent/see - Entity Contemporary Dance

  • "Frequency" by Jhené Aiko - Will Johnston Choreography

  • Cielo - A Short Film from Will Johnston

  • clouded - A Short Film By Will Johnston

  • FARR - Blades (Official Video)

  • DanceOn Celebrates #PrideMonth ft. Dylan Hyde's "Clearly" & Paul Smith

  • Capezio A.C.E Awards 2017 Winner - "PEEL" Choreographed by Marissa Osato & Will Johnston