A Sheboygan county native, Johanna joined the Milwaukee Ballet staff in 2011 and is currently a free-lance musician in the greater Milwaukee area. As a high school senior, Johanna took first place in the Wisconsin 2005 MTNA Senior Piano Performance Competition and competed in the MTNA East Central Division Competition. In 2010 Johanna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Houghton College in western New York. While at Houghton she made her orchestral debut with the Houghton Philharmonia, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. She received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2012, where she studied with Judit Jaimes and Elena Abend. As a winner of the UWM 2012 Concerto and Aria Competition, she was honored to perform with the UWM Symphony Orchestra in April of 2012. Recently she was also selected as the first runner-up in the Concord Chamber Orchestra’s 2012 Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition.