a profile from the Chronicle.
RHJ was a San Francisco Ballet Dance In Schools scholarship student. He was first taught by Charles "Chip" McNeal, now the director of SFB's Center for Dance Education. Mr. McNeal has told me he is very proud of what RHJ has done and feels not a little responsible.
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Artist profile: Robert Henry Johnson
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Robert Henry Johnson is a dancer and playwright who mixes movement style and literary influences with equal fluidity. The son of jazz singer Lady Mem'fis and guitarist Robert Gonzales, he was one of the first students to graduate from San Francisco's School of the Performing Arts. He attended the San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship. His performances are an arresting mix of muscular virtuosity, manic energy and naked emotion.