Vincent Vidal Johnson
It was always Vince's dream to return to community what dance had given to him. Vince, along with his mom Patti Rutland Simpson began the Patti Rutland Jazz Outreach program in 2007 and awarded scholarships to 30 students. The program was based at The Cultural Arts Center in Dothan. While director of the program, Vince saw the students grow from 30 to almost 10,000. 11 Elementary schools, 4 middle schools and several county schools all participated weekly in the outreach program and were taught by principal dancers. In 2014, PRJ and the Dothan City School students broke the Guiness World Record for largest hip- hop dance with over 2000 students participating in "Peanut Butter Jelly Time."
As a performer, Vince has toured Europe, The United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, and the entire United States with artists Brandy, Xscape, Keith Sweat, Monica, Davine Stevens and Salt-N-Peppa. Vince has appeared in music videos with TLC, Outkast, and Xscape. Television credits include NBC's Inside Stuff with Usher, BET's Video Soul and Live at the Apollo. Vince still works as a choreographer for R&B artists in Atlanta and has choreographed for Ciara, cape, TLC and 112. Vince premiered 2 works with PRJ, Benny and the Jets and One In A Million at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC and received rave reviews.
Vince is so excited to join with his mom once again and begin this journey with the incredible dancers in Brundidge! The sky is the limit!