Tammy Johnson

Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Tammy Johnson is a dancer, producer, culture keeper, writer, equity consultant and godmother extraordinaire. Johnson directed living wage, welfare rights, public education and election campaigns as community organizer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She spent a decade at Race Forward as a national organizer, trainer, writer, and policy analyst. Johnson co-produced the television special Colorlines: Race and Economic Recovery with LinkTV, , and has written for the Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, and Colorlines.com. She was also the curator of creativesinplace.org, a listening project and digital platform that features the stories of Bay Area artists and their work. Johnson specializes in raks baladi, also known as Egyptian style belly dance. Johnson and Etang Inyang performed as Raks Africa, and co-directed Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program. Tammy Johnson is the director of Project Aiwa which celebrates the culture and people of North Africa. The Oakland based Johnson embraces work that is healing and gives her joy.