Artist Bio

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. SOLE Defined uses percussive dance to entertain the masses, educate communities and empower youth.

Sole Defined is  committed to creating high-quality immersive performances, arts-integrated curriculum, and policies that advance the visibility of percussive dance.

Quoted by The Washington Post for performing “the coolest number of the night with its high-stepping and toe-tapping blend of style.” SOLE Defined has performed in distinguished venues both nationally and internationally including The Children’s World Festival in Italy, The Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, The Shakespeare Theater, The Smithsonian, International Cajon Festival and DancEncore International Dance Festival.