Donald Johnson

Johnson, Donald
Donald Johnson
D & K Dance Productions Inc.
Libertyville, IL
(310) 704-2883
Short Bio

Donald, born in the United States, became interested in dance at an early age since his mother ran a ballroom dance studio. He started teaching dance at the age of seventeen and shortly afterwards became interested in dance competition. He began to compete in the Latin American style and also competed in American smooth and International Standard. He moved to Torrance, California to continue his professional competitive career and enjoyed considerable success with a series of partners, reaching the national semi-finals in both American Smooth and International Standard styles. Donald had terminated his existing professional partnership at the Emerald Ball in California. At that competition a mutual friend introduced him to Kartazyna Kozak. His Latin coach later suggested that he consider dancing with her and after a short period, they decided to begin a new partnership together. After dancing together for a relatively short period of time, Donald and Katarzyna became a dynamic and highly successful dance team and have appeared twice as Professional Latin Finalists on the popular and nationally televised PBS series ?Championship Ballroom Dancing?. Some of their major competitive accomplishments include: 1997 U.S. Pro Rising Star (closed) National Latin Dance Champions 1997 U.S. Pro Rising Star (open) National Latin Dance Champions 1999 British Open Professional Latin Rising Stars Champions 1999 U.S. Professional Latin Dance Championships - Third