Fusion. Integration. Organic. Individual personal voice evolves from the myriad of experiences that sculpts the artistic aesthetic of creating work at any given moment. The Alithea Mime Theatre is a company committed to a continuing vision of mime theatre both as a single discipline and as a multidiscipline, with an emphasis on group choreography. After accepting the invitation to co-found the Goldston School for Mime while at the same time engaging in a parallel training in dance, Johnson established an artistic identity in the mime theatre with a talent for company choreography. In 1994, Johnson, with Sabrina Vasquez as Associate Artistic Director, established the Alithea Mime Theatre and embarked on a creative journey that continues today. In 1999, Alithea became a professional company in-residence at Wichita State University.
Further work to emerge from Alithea combined original music composition with stage and film. What followed were multidisciplinary works, on-site experimental performances and a focus on audience immersion. Wichita State University became home to a diverse collection of interdisciplinary experiments that further developed Alithea’s creative voice by providing support, encouragement, resources and professional quality emerging talent.