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Shanti Kumari instructor

Hi! My name is Shanti Kumari Johnson.


I was born in Mexico City and grew up between Canada, U.S.A., and Mexico to an East Indian, Belgian, Norwegian, and Mexican heritage.

My son has been homeschooled all of his life. Meanwhile I led some homeschool classes in Harrison Park Homeschool Group, Mayfair Homeschool Group, Yoga andPlanting Arts Homeschool Programs, Bridgeport Homeschool, and Culture Quest Rising. I am thankful to expand my teaching to IPHG.


I have worked as a simultaneous language interpreter for conferences in most fields, courts for legal matters, medical, as well as arts and entertainment. I taught for Berlitz Language School as well as privately and for extra curricular programs in public and private schools. I understands that each language is a world of its own, and thus the biggest aspect of learning a language, is acquiring yet more compassion, empathy, and a greater understanding of history.

I have also worked as a professional ballet dancer and choreographer for various Companies and was nominated by the Chicago Music and Dance Alliance for my choreographic work. My most current choreographic work was for the
theatre group Colectivo El Pozo, for the international Chicago Theatre Festival 2022.

My first book of poetry ‘Untitled’, was recognized by Forbes Books as ‘New and Notable’.

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