Ariyan becomes newest Faculty member at University of California, Irvine. She follows in the footsteps of Artists who also "Professor" like Spike Lee, Oprah Winfrey, Esperanza Spalding, Tyra Banks and James Franco.
Ariyan Johnson received the grant from Pasadena Cultural Affairs and Commission for the March 2020 ArtNight concerning her interactive work - an African Diaspora theatrical presentation.
In January 2020, the Film Forum honoring Black Women: TrailBlazing African American Actresses and Images in Films and Ariyan Johnson was among great actresses like Pam Grier to be recognized for her work in the film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Ariyan Johnson is the Artist-in-Residence grantee for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Ariyan Johnson is the Artist-in-Residence grantee for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for 2015-2016, 2017-2018 and 2019-2020.
In 2015, Ariyan Johnson choreographed for M.E.N.D. Poverty’s Oscar Gala depicting their mission in a interactive theatrical performance.
20 years after it won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, we present a screening of Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. with a special panel discussion including writer/director/producer Leslie Harris.
BED~STUY DANCE ARTS EXPO inaugural exhibit is happening at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church! This exhibit will have programs for children, teens, and Adults.