Photo of Belinda Lutes by Marc Rouyer

Body Current Dance is a Los Angeles based project dance company, performing the work of artistic director, Lorin Johnson. Since BCD's founding in 2009, BCD has performed at the Laguna Dance Festival, Celebrate Dance 2010, the Los Angeles Dance Iniviational 2011, and the So Cal Dance Invitational 2012, receiving positive reviews in the press.


Current Projects
BCD has been commissioned to create an original work for the Russian Los Angeles conference that will take place at the Villa Aurora estate in the Pacific Palisades on April 18, 2015. Involving historical research and creative dialogue, this new work will in part re-imagine the choreographic work of former Ballets Russes emigre artist Adolph Bolm, who in 1931 presented a large-scale "machine dance" at the Hollywood Bowl. Rehearsals begin in February, 2015.


Photo of Courtney Boyd in iSELF by Steve Shea

Photo of Courtney Boyd in iSELF by Steve Shea

Photo of Belinda Lutes in My Breath by Marc Rouyer

Photo of My Breath by Marc Rouyer

Photo of Elegy by Geoffrey Moore

Photo of Belinda Lutes in My Breath by Marc Rouyer

Photo of Elegy by Geoffrey Moore

Past Performances
May 2013: Dance Bistro Dance Festival
Social Domain

September 2012: So Cal Dance Invitational

August 2011: Los Angeles Dance Invitational
Elegy (What Rises Can Fall)

February 2011: workshop at the Colburn School, Los Angeles

December 2010: In residence at Mt. San Jacinto College
My Breath Comes Differently

March 2010: Celebrate Dance
My Breath Comes Differently

May 2009: Kaleidoscope Dance Festival, Irvine

November 2008: SOLA Dance Festival, Torrance
Study for Common Ground

September 2008: Laguna Dance Festival (Community outdoor performances)
Study for Common Ground

BCD Dancers 2013
Brittany Barney
Kayla Bixby
Courtney Boyd
Angela Fruhner
Maria Tolbert

BCD Dancers 2009-12
Kayla Bixby
Kimberley Hannah
Emily Edgell
Oscar Gonzalez
Belinda Lutes
Yumi Nakatani
Joey Navarrete
Thaihoa Nguyen
Bridgette McNulty

Kaitlin Muse
Andrew Palomares
Katherine Schafer Ostrout
Luke Stockton

Emma Storey
Sarah White

2013 Social Domain
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: Haydn (Adagio from Cello Concerto in C major)

2012 iSELF
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: original score by Rychard Cooper

2011 Elegy (What Rises Can Fall)
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: Mozart (Clarinet Concerto, A major)

2010 My Breath Comes Differently
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: Joan Jeanrenaud

2009 Clearing
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: Samuel Barber, John Field

2008 Study for Common Ground
Choreography: Lorin Johnson
Music: Ellen Alien


Lorin Johnson, Artistic Director danced with the San Francisco Ballet from 1986-1987 and joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York in 1987 under the directorship of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Johnson danced for ABT until 1995, performing eight seasons at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and working with some of the 20th centuries most influential choreographers: Ulysses Dove, Clark Tippet, Agnes DeMille, Glen Tetley, Kenneth Macmillan, Twyla Tharp, and Jerome Robbins, among many others.

Described as "dynamic" and "electrifying," Johnson's choreographic work has been commissioned by such companies as South Bay Ballet, Ventura County Ballet, and Festival Ballet Theatre. His choreography has been presented in the Fabbrica Europa Dance Festival in Florence, Italy; Celebrate Dance 2010; the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Invitational Dance Festival; the Laguna Dance Festival; SOLA; and the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Springs. He has been artist in residence at Skidmore College in New York, and at the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) in Southern California, and he has choreographed on the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company for the Ballet Pacifica Academy production of The Nutcracker. Sergio Trombetta, the dance critic for Danza & Danza , wrote that Johnson's premiere for the 2003 Fabbrica Europa Dance Festival, Moto-Bio: Bodies in Movement, was “a work of extraordinary interest,” and the Glendale News Press reported that Johnson's My Breath Comes Differently was the "best performance of the evening" in Celebrate Dance 2010.

Johnson is currently an Associate Professor in the Dance Department at California State University, Long Beach, where he teaches courses in ballet technique and composition.

Lorin Johnson, Artistic Director, Body Current Dance
Dance Department
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840


Body Current Dance EIN: 27-3272094