Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Chief Executive of Dance Ireland, the national resource membership organisation, supporting all forms of dance in Ireland.

With many years’ experience as a dancer, teacher and choreographer Johnson has worked on a range of curation, dance, educational, film and theatre projects, for among others Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre, Daghdha Dance Company, Druid Theatre Company, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Rubato Ballet, Scottish Ballet Steps Out, Tag Theatre Company and MaNDaNCE, alternating working between Ireland, Scotland and Europe.

He was Choreographer in Residence at Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1998 to 2000) documented in Fine Lines on Shifting Ground: Reflections on a Choreographic Process (Project Press: 2000). Johnson was Artists’ Services Manager with the Arts Council and Registrar of Aosdána from 2003 to 2006.

Johnson holds a BA in Communication Studies and an MA in Communication and Cultural Studies from Dublin City University.

(Appointed to the Board May 2017)