Former Kansas City homeschooled student accepted to peforming arts conservatory in NYC

Contact: Adam Schaeffer Telephone: 212-957-3306

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City and Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Lexi Johnson has been accepted for the 2012/2013 school year. Admission to AMDA is extremely competitive; our students come from all over the globe and are selected from auditions held in more than 35 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Argentina, Brazil Israel and South Korea. The full time enrollment at the two AMDA locations is 1,000 students. AMDA was founded in 1964 as a premier performing arts conservatory. With campuses in New York’s Upper West Side and in the historic Hollywood district of Los Angeles, AMDA sits in the epicenter of the entertainment community making it uniquely suited to offer intensive full-time training and BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Dance. AMDA graduates are, or have recently been, on Broadway in: VENUS IN FUR , WAR HORSE, BORN YESTERDAY, MARY POPPINS, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT, 9 TO 5, AVENUE Q, CHICAGO, A CHORUS LINE, GREASE, GYPSY, HAIR, HAIRSPRAY, IN THE HEIGHTS, JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, MAMMA MIA, RENT, SHREK THE MUSICAL, SOUTH PACIFIC, SPAMALOT, WEST SIDE STORY and WICKED. Recent film credits for AMDA graduates include: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, WIN WIN, 3:10 TO YUMA, THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND, AMERICAN BEAUTY, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, DUPLICITY, ENCHANTED, EVERY LITTLE STEP, HAIRSPRAY: THE MOVIE, THE NOTORIOUS BETTY PAGE, THE PRODUCERS, SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE and THE SHAPE OF THINGS. Recent television credits for AMDA graduates include: BUNHEADS (ABC Family), AWKWARD (MTV), BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO), MODERN FAMILY (ABC), RED WIDOW (ABC), JUSTIFIED (FX), NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME), PAN AM (ABC), A GIFTED MAN (CBS), NCIS (CBS), CASTLE (ABC), 30 ROCK (NBC), WHITE COLLAR (USA), HOUSE (FOX), ROYAL PAINS (USA), THE GOOD WIFE (CBS), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC), GENERATION KILL (HBO), GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC), GOSSIP GIRL (CW), GUIDING LIGHT (CBS), IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA), LAW AND ORDER (NBC), THE OFFICE (NBC), SNL (NBC), UGLY BETTY (ABC), WEEDS (SHOWTIME) and WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS).

Lexi Johnson is the daughter of Rachel Johnson. After living in Kansas City for over ten years, they moved to Melbourne, Florida three years ago.

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Lexi Johnson is a triple threat as a dancer, singer and actress. As a member of the Evolutions Dancers of Brevard County, she has performed at many recitals and local events including the Manatee baseball games. A chorus member in the Sea World’s premiere of One Ocean in Orlando, Lexi has taken classes with choreographers such as Travis Wall, Joe Lanteri, and Stacey Tookey as well as trained with ABT curriculum. Lexi performed for five years with Camp Shakespeare, which is hosted by Kansas City’s Shakespeare in the Park, in scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing. More recently, Lexi performed as a lead dancer/assistant choreographer in Viera High’s musical rendition of All Shook Up. Lexi is proud to be an honor student and an active volunteer for community service, and she graduates from Viera High School this May. In the fall, Lexi plans to follow her dreams of being a Broadway performer as she continues her training at AMDA in New York City.

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