Charity Johnson is a multitalented singer, dancer and mentor who decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Gospel artist after 16 years in the corporate workforce.
With more than 20 years of performing arts training and performance experience. A native of Waycross, GA, she trained extensively in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Baton Twirling and Acrobatics in her hometown and has more than 25 years of performance experience.
Performing Arts Training
Charity began her performing arts career in numerous church functions, recitals, talent shows and community events. Throughout her childhood, she earned various individual and team state, regional and national titles as a vocalist, dancer and twirler.
At age 18, she was named Miss Satilla 1996, a Miss Georgia Pageant preliminary of the Miss America Pageant system. She earned the Francis Frazier Non-Finalist Talent Award at the 1996 Miss Georgia Pageant for her vocal rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Hero.”
Performer & Coach
Charity attended the University of Georgia (UGA) where she earned degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications. While there, she performed as the first African American majorette in the Redcoat Marching Band’s history and served as co-captain her senior year. (Her younger sister Erica Renee Davis was the second African American majorette at UGA from 2000-2004.) During basketball season, Charity performed with the Dance Dawgs basketball dance team and was selected a captain of the squad her senior year.
Immediately after college, Charity coached the Georgia Tech basketball dance team for three years (2001-2004) and later served as Majorette Coordinator for the Georgia Tech marching band (2007-2009). Most recently, Charity was the dance team coach of the Georgia State University (GSU) Pantherettes Dance Team (2012-2015).
Most recently, she was the Level Up Dance Ensemble Founder & Director at the City of Refuge, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the under-served Vine City community in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
Photography Credit: Krystal Harris of Photojourneys Photography @yourphotojourneys (Instagram)