John Washington (Arts Programs and Community Services Liaison)


Phone: 901.726.9225 Ext. 110

John Washington is the Arts Programs and Community Services Liaison at New Ballet Ensemble and School. John holds a masters in Education from Tennessee State University and was a teacher with Shelby County Schools for 27 years. He is a professional musician trained in voice, keyboard, saxophone and African/world drumming as well as arranging and composing. Mr. Washington has performed in Orlando, Florida’s Epcot Center, Tokyo, Japan’s Mitsubishi Mirage Bowl, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He has played with jazz greats Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dr. Clark Terry. He leads African Dance, music and performance at NBE and is past Music Director for the Nubian Theatre Company.