EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ALL PROGRAMMING
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN - MFA - THEATRE EDUCATION (PROGRESS)
UCONN - MASTERS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - MASTERS IN DRAMA THERAPY
MCDANIEL COLLEGE - BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE
VDOE CERTIFIED THEATRE ARTS
Mr. Cimino-Johnson received his Master of Arts from New York University in Drama Therapy and his Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts with a minor in Psychology from McDaniel College. Over the past seven years, Mr. Cimino-Johnson has utilized theatre as a vehicle for self-expression, while creating a safe space for a diverse group of students within the academic venue. Mr. CJ founded Rock Ridge Performing Arts at Rock Ridge High School. Over 20% of the school is engaged in the theatre program. Additionally, in 2015, his production of "Ernest and the Pale Moon" won the Virginia Theatre Association State Festival and the South Eastern Theatre Conference in 2016. In 2016, Mr. CJ received International Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year for 2016, and Virginia's Theatre Teacher of the Year from the Educational Theatre Association in 2017.