For 15 years Johnny Lloyd has been traveling the world as a Lindy Hop and Charleston teacher. His genres eventually expanded to include most of the dances coming from African American dance culture including the various forms of Hip Hop.
In 2003 he created his first full length solo Accidental Artist, which was praised by critiques. After self producing several more evening length dance productions, he started receiving support from the German Culture Office to create large scale dance production in coproduction with Kampnagel in Hamburg. In 2007 he was picked up by the popular German contemporary choreographer Antje Pfundtner.
He also started choreographing shows or music videos for avante garde German Hip Hop artists like Fettes Brot, Die Ärtze, Sammy Delux and Juli. In Germany he created over 10 feature dance productions, all of them critically acclaimed, and worked as a guest choreographer for various Stadttheater.
In 2011 he was invited to Fontys Dansacademie as a guest lecturer to help co-create a profile for curriculum for the Contemporary Urban department. In 2012-2013 he toured with the co-creation Unpunished, made together with Guilherme Miotto and Bodies Anonymous.
In 2013 Johnny started dancing for the renown choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He danced in M¡longa and genesis, and in 2014 worked as assistant choreographer for Sidi Larbi in the current Cirque du Soleil creation Kurios. He recently danced for Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the trio Fractus (Work in Progress), commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Pina Bausch company, and the Opera Shell Shock for La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2015, Johnny starts the production process for the full version of Fractus V.
In 2014 Johnny created the contemporary hip hop piece Traces, in collaboration with Andre Grekhov and Parktheater. The next piece, entitlted Other Tales from the Underground will premier at Parktheater in 2016 and stars the amazing dancers: Ksenia Parkhatskaya, Ruben Garcia Arabit, Nemo Oeghoede and Andre Grekhov.