Keontae Johnson is a vivacious and talented hip hop dance instructor. Born and raised in East Palo Alto, Keontae trained with his peers in the community and gained an authentic knowledge about hip hop dance. He has worked with youth, not only teaching dance but also serving as a mentor for over five years. Keontae’s instructing experience primarily took place at the Boys and Girls Club’s Center for the Next Generation (CNG) where he was able to connect his dance lessons to real life experiences to guide the youth. Keontae is inspired by East Palo Alto and strives to bring art back to the community that he has known and loved for so many years.