Who is Johanna?
Johanna Kepler was born in Guatemala City and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. Johanna attended the University of Michigan as a Dance major and Latino Studies minor, class of 2020. She has worked with artists such as Meredith Monk, Rosie Hererra and Maija Garcia. In 2018 Johanna founded Arts in Color, a student organization at the University of Michigan committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the arts specifically dance. Arts in Color has worked with and featured artists in their monthly newsletter such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Abraham in Motion, Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Works Chicago, and The Radio City Rockettes. Johanna has choreographed for events and shows such as The Dance Department's annual Power Center show Latin Xpressions 2020 (as the first student choreography to be showcased in this show), the Musket production of Cabaret 2019, American Dance Festival Regional Conference in Springfield Ohio 2019, The annual School of Music Theater and Dance Collage concert at Hill Auditorium 2018, and many more. In January 2021 Johanna started internships with Camille A. Brown and Dancers as well as Broadway Dreams.
Johanna is passionate about social justice issues specifically racial injustice and immigration reform. All of her creative work combines her passion for the performing arts with her social justice advocacy work.