Quodesia “Quo” D. Johnson (she/her/hers) continues to forge dynamic and exciting spaces of shared belonging in arts and culture, gaining local and national recognition for her unique approach as a speaker, space facilitator, collaborator, equity specialist, and creative. Through her original Company Culture Framework™, Quo combines her experience in the arts, business, organizational culture, and trauma-informed healing practices to cultivate a transformational, human-centered approach to working with employees, boards, artists, and communities to dismantle systems of oppression.
Quodesia serves her community near and far through her collaborative consulting practice, Quo Johnson Co Project, LLC and a personal mission of creating connections through truth and collective solutions. The creator, content curator, and cohost of Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo engages an international audience in meaningful conversations at the intersection of art, community, business, and education through The Dallas Opera’s TDO Network, addressing to challenges in the arts and organizational culture.
The Dallas local currently serves as the company culture advisor of The Dallas Opera; social justice advisor of OPERA America; racial equity coach of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation; senior project consultant of Arts Consulting Group, Inc.; and founder and space moderator for Black Administrators of Opera. Quo is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University and recently earned her MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College.