Swedish born Johan Persson was a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet before becoming a photographer. He specializes in portraiture and promotional and production photography for live theatre.

He has exhibited at Westminster, The Riverside Gallery (Richmond), the Mikimoto (Japan), as well as solo exhibitions at The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), The Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres.

Books include The Royal Ballet: 161 images, Pas De Deux: The Royal Ballet in Pictures, Garsington Opera: a celebration and A Decade at the Donmar: 2002 - 2012.