Paige Walden-Johnson

Phone: (513) 482-0931
address: 4418 Delor St Saint Louis MO\
height: 5'2"          weight: 115lbs​


(Cincinnati, OH) has been a dancer all her life starting with Pre-Ballet class at Bonnie Williams Dance Studio at the age of 4.  However, she expanded her life as an artist when she began her studies at Webster University.  At Webster, she became more than a dancer when she found her love of choreography and performance art.  Through her four years at Webster, she ventured out of the dance department to look for more ways to express her art.  Walden-Johnson completed her degree under the professors such as Beckah Voigt, Iyun Harrison, Jimena Paz, Alicia Graf-Mack, Michael Uthoff, Jan Crosby, Kathy Diehl, Carol Hodson, Leonard Cruz, and James Robey.  Off of Webster's campus, she has studied modern dance, choreography, ballet, tap, jazz, classical Thai and improvisation at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, East Auckland Performing Arts in New Zealand, Principia College Winter Intensive, the American College Dance Festival, and Patradvidi's Vic Hua-Hin in Thailand. 



Her versatile creative voice has been presented in many forms of performance.  She has performed with Collective Motion and Karlovsky and Company Dance as a company member, Leverage Dance Theater as an apprentice, and in collaborative freelance work in the  Saint Louis Fringe Festival.  Walden-Johnson has choreographed for the Ashleyliane Dance Company, St. Louis Fringe Festival, Leverage Dance Theater, American Dance Troupe, Webster University's Opera Theater, as well as a dance-for-film, To Cause a Dream in which has been presented in Editions Futura gallery in Paris.



Walden-Johnson is now studio manager and a dance instructor at Central Studio.  In addition to her studio career, she is the founder and executive director of the CommUNITY Arts Festival—a 501(c)3 organization that communicates, educates, and heals the effects of Saint Louis violence.  In the first year, this project has brought together Saint Louis’s artistic companies such as MADCO, Big Muddy Dance Company, and Common Thread Dance Company for two weekends performances of performances at the Marcelle and the Grandel Theater.  The festival provided free community workshops with local organizations and speakers such as the Angel Band Project, Saint Louis University Hospital, Crimes Victim Advocacy Center, and the FBI to educate and heal Saint Louis.  All proceeds from the 2017 festival supported, Rain Stippec--a local dancer and gun violence survivor--amounting over $10,000.  When she is not managing a studio or the festival she enjoys teaching, choreographing and performing along her artistic partner and husband, Marcus Johnson. 


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  • Non-Profit Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Choreography
  • Modern Dance
  • Contemporary
  • Tap
  • Dance
  • Dance Theatre
  • Performance Art
  • Social Media
  • Studio Management
  • Photoshop
  • Premire
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Logic Pro
  • Garage Band
  • iMovie
  • Technology