Eldon Johnson, Bio, SALT Contemporary Dance. Judge at California Dance Classics Ballet Competitions.

Eldon Johnson has danced professionally all over the world, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Korea, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Haiti, and all across the US. Eldon was a company member and associate director with Odyssey Dance Theatre for 18 years, and has done guest work with Parsons Dance Project, Mia Michaels RAW, and SoulEscape. Eldon also had the opportunity to perform in Andre Kasten’s production, “Gray St.”, at the ACE awards showcase in New York City.

 

Eldon was featured on Nigel Lythgoe’s hit reality TV series, “A Chance to Dance”, where he made it to the final 8 dancers, and was able to work with British choreographers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, founders of the esteemed company, The Ballet Boyz. He has worked with many choreographers such as Travis Wall, Dee Caspary, Derryl Yeager, Bonnie Story, Andre Kasten and Leah Moyer, Liz Imperio, Mia Michaels, Kenny Ortega, Vince Patterson, and Ronen Koresh, Peter Chu, Brendan Duggan, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Gabrielle Lamb, Banning Bouldin, and Alex Ketley to name a few. His commercial credits include MTV’s 2010 Video Music Awards with Florence + the Machine, “Dear Dumb Diary”, Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon”, Disney’s “High School Musical 1 and 3”, MTV’s “American Mall”, Redken, Windows 7, Usana, Xango, Aquabats, and assisting on the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance”.

 

Eldon was also Utah’s Best of State Individual Dancer in 2010, and is an accomplished choreographer for studios, professional dance companies, music videos, and various industrial projects. After his years with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Eldon danced 4 seasons with SALT Contemporary Dance in Salt Lake City, Utah, and loved every moment of it. Currently Eldon is director of the touring companies at Creative Arts Academy in Bountiful, Utah and works full time as the Lead Designer for Five Dancewear.