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Barbara Johnston is a Toronto based performer and a Dora nominated writer, director and choreographer. Selected writing credits include – with Anika Johnson: Blood Ties (Next Stage Festival/Summerworks/Edinburgh Fringe/featured on BBC America’s
Orphan Black), and Elly’s Emotions (2015 Dora nominee, Outstanding TYA Production); Fan Girl (with Anika Johnson and Nick Green, Musical Stage Co., Launchpad), Summerland (with Anika Johnson and Suzy Wilde; Toronto Fringe 2015, Edge of the Sky Theatre). She has choreographed for Outside the March, The Musical Stage Company, and for TV shows Orphan Black and Netflix series Ginny and Georgia. She has worked extensively with show choir champions The Wexford Gleeks and has composed music and musical directed for four seasons of Expect Theatre’s ‘Beats and Intentions’ project. Barbara is co-artistic director for Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute where she tours internationally as Ginger Spice.

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  • Elly’s Emotions  Nominated for the 2015 Best Theatre for Young Audiences Production Dora Award

[Johnson and Johnston] are powerhouse creators and terrific performers.

Lynn SlotkinThe Slotkin Letter