Meet the TEAM
Nicole Johnson, Atlanta native and a founding artist of Fly on a Wall, is thrilled to find herself a part of an organism grown from the fertile and creative grounds of the vibrant city of Atlanta. As a young artist, she trained at The Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education, and joined the Atlanta Ballet in 2006. She has performed works by numerous choreographers, including George Balanchine, Diane Coburn Bruning, Alan Hineline, Stephen Mills, Micheal Pink, Stanton Welch, Lila York, John McFall and Lauri Stallings. In 2009 she began to explore more contemporary work with dance maker Lauri Stallings, leading to the formation of gloATL, a platform for contemporary movement language and physical gesture. While with glo, she was a part of numerous experiences created for Atlanta and beyond, from Rapt in 2009 to The Social Animal in 2013. Nicole has worked intimately with a number of artists across many mediums and this has given her the understanding that all work is truly collaborative at heart. This belief led to the creation of Fly on a Wall.
Jimmy Joyner is a creative spirit from West Tennesse who joined the Fly on a Wall team in April of 2019. Jimmy has performed with Nashville Ballet 2, Wonderbound (previously Ballet Nouveau Colorado), and gloATL. He has also worked as a textile and costume artist as well as a certified yoga instructor. Jimmy is deeply committed to the work of Fly on a Wall and is honored to be a part of this beautiful team.
Tori Vincent is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana where she began her training at a young age. Tori is thrilled to be working as an intern for Fly on a Wall. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Towards the end of her college career and post graduation, Tori instructed and assisted various classes for all ages at Dance Dynamics and Basin Arts. In 2017, Tori performed the work of Frances Barker in STIR. She danced with Basin Dance Collective and Space Lafayette for their 2018 seasons where she performed the works of Clare Cook in Surface and Kelsey Billiot in Formethis. She traveled to Italy in 2018 to attend the Staibdance 2018 Italy Summer Intensive. Tori is continuously searching to connect dance with numerous art forms and create collaborative works with various artists. She is currently a dancer with Zoetic Dance Ensemble.