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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson was born in Tallahassee, raised in Tampa, and graduated from Florida A&M University. She currently works as an elementary school teacher in Tampa and previously taught in China for four years, where she also wrote and directed plays for elementary and middle school students. She’s been singing since childhood and loves old jazz standards, musicals, neo-soul, and Disney Princess solos. She’ll be in conversation with writer Suzanne Allain and performing What Was I Made For? from BARBIE at this year’s Word of South.