SOLE Defined was founded in 2011 by Ryan Johnson and Quynn Johnson, SOLE Defined’s mission is to use percussive dance to raise awareness about social and economic issues directly affecting people of color. Ryan made history in 2010 by becoming the first tap dancer to win the DC Metro Dance Awards: Outstanding Solo Performance. He has performed in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil and was a part of the NYC and touring cast of the hit show STOMP. Quynn is a multi-award-winning performer, Wolf Trap National teaching artist, and author. Most recently she toured as the featured tap soloist in the Tony Award Winning Production, After Midnight. She was a featured soloist in the Washington Ballet’s production of “The Great Gatsby” and has performed at The Lincoln Center, in the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s One Drop production “Mosaic.”
SOLE Defined’s VIBEX takes us back to the roots of hip-hop where it began as an innovative sound, form of social protest, Afrocentric expression and a celebration of life.