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Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

What is your favorite book ?
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Why do you Pole ?
I pole to remind myself and the world that my sexuality does not negate my integrity, intelligence, or autonomy. I dance because movement is my most effective form of communication. I dance to be myself. I dance to be.

On a less elevated note, I pole because I HATE the gym, can’t run, and am not competitive enough to play sports. Pole is so much fun, it tricks me into working out. It’s the ballet of my youth, just with the curves let out of the their cages… 😉

Fill in the blanks below: “I only eat _______ when I am ________”
sour gummy worms, on long road trips

Fill in the blank below: “Bad Kitty is _______” (adjective)

Favorite quote
“I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don’t know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.” – Oliver Edwards

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan.

“My experience is that there is, you know, surprisingly, always hope.” -The Doctor, Doctor Who (‘Vincent and the Doctor’)

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” – Naomi Wolf


Katie Johnson is a fine art model and actress best known for her work with photographer/director David LaChapelle. She obtained her BFA in Writing from Screen & Television at The University of Southern California.

LaChapelle’s first photograph of Johnson, The Deluge, was used on the cover of French art photography magazine, Photo Magazine. Johnson also modeled for LaChapelle’s fine art projects: Auguries of Innocence, Bliss Amongst Chaos, Awakened, and The Raft-which was shot on location at LaChapelle’s sustainable living ranch in Hana-Maui, Hawaii. LaChapelle cast Johnson as the star of his “anti-commercial” ten-minute long art film and international campaign for Swedish designer Happy Socks, “Happy Accidents: The Exorsocks”, which was well received. Johnson also was the model for photographer Brooke Shaden’s “The Re-Imaging of Ophelia” series of images, one of which was used as cover art for Dot Hutchison’s young adult novel “A Wounded Name”. Johnson was a nominee for the Shorty Awards “Best Actress” 2014, and is a contributing author with CreativeLIVE. She volunteers her time and image with Pin-ups for Vets, a non-profit where models dress as World War II-style pin-up girls to raise funds for wounded veterans and deployed troops.