Hobbs III is a tap dancer, film director, teacher, performer and coloring
book collector. He’s worked with such theatre companies as The New Freedom
Theatre, Adren Theatre Company, Interact Theatre and Matrix Theatre. A 2004
graduate of Philadelphia’s The University of the Arts, Johnnie moved to L.A.
to follow his passion for film and television. His talent of tap dancing was
showcased at “ Showtime at The Apollo”, the Inauguration Events in
Washington D.C for President Barack Obama and The Guatemala Dance Challenge
in Guatemala. He’s first directorial effort was in 2012 with a tap dancing
short film drama called “NOSTALGIA” starring Dule Hill (The West Wing,
Psych) and tap dancers Sarah Reich, Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold.
The film went on to be accepted to film festivals around the country. He’s
directed three other short films since then. Johnnie’s been a guest speaker
at University of Colorado, Temple University, Santa Monica College, and Art
Institute to name a few. Relativity School, a new college in Downtown Los
Angeles, has recently named him Adjunct Professor of tap dance for the
Commercial Dance Department. He has worked on segments TV shows “ America
Now,” “The Amazing Race,” and was an acting coach on a Showtime TV pilot
while also assisting film producer Edward Saxon (Philadelphia, Silence of
The Lambs). Johnnie really likes chocolate milkshakes.