Donald Johnson

Having grown up under the tutelage of his dancing parents, Donald Johnson has been deeply involved in the dancing arena for over 40 years.  He started teaching dance at the age of seventeen and shortly afterwards became interested in dance competition. Donald began to compete in the Latin American style and also competed in American Smooth and International Standard. He moved to California to continue his professional competitive career and enjoyed considerable success with a series of partners, reaching the national semi-finals in both American Smooth and International Standard styles.

Together with Kasia Kozak, Donald has developed and filmed over two dozen videos for the Dance Vision library.


  • 1997 U.S. Pro Rising Star Open to World Latin Champion
  • 1999 British Open Professional Latin Rising Star Champion (Blackpool Dance Festival)
  • 1997-2000 U.S. Professional Latin Grand Finalist
  • National Adjudicator
  • World Class Adjudicator
  • World Dance Championship Adjudicator
  • 1997 U.S. Pro Rising Star Latin Champion

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