Philip Johnston performed and choreographed in Europe for fifteen years before relocating to the United States in 1992. Mr. Johnston danced with several leading companies in the United Kingdom, Norway and Denmark and has performed extensively throughout the world in modern dance festivals. His dance film credits include: London Dance Umbrella, BBC Television, and NRK-Norway. From 1987-1991 he was artistic director for the Norwegian Modern Dance Company. Faculty and guest positions include: the University of Surrey, Inner-London Education Authority, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Norwegian State Ballet School, Dansens Hus (Denmark), Illinois State University, Joseph Holmes Dance Company (Chicago), Arc Dance Company (London), Dance Theatre Rollo (Finland), and the Dance Society of Malaysia. Mr. Johnston has received choreographic and dance fellowships from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, Norwegian Fund for Performing Artists, Norwegian Culture Council, London School of Contemporary Dance, and the Skinners Guild of London. In London, he studied with the renowned dance historian Belinda Quirey specializing in Renaissance and Baroque dance research, performance and reconstruction. Mr. Johnston received undergraduate degrees from the University of Ulster and the London School of Contemporary Dance. At the University of Illinois, where he was awarded the Charles and Harriet Luckman Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997, he received an MFA in dance and a Ph. D. in theatre history. Philip is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. His book: The Lost Tribe in The Mirror is forthcoming from the Lagan Press.