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Camille A. Brown

Guest Choreographer, Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts

(Dancer, Choreographer) attended Bernice Johnson's Cultural Arts School, Carolyn Devore Dance Studios, LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, and The Ailey School. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from The North Carolina School of the Arts. Most recently, she was a member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (2001-2007) where she had the opportunity to perform the lead role of ‘Mother God’ in Brown’s critically acclaimed work, Grace. She is also a featured dancer in BET Jazz’ documentary on Blueprint of A Lady- a collaboration with Brown and Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon. Ms. Brown has also performed works by Dianne McIntyre, Roger C. Jeffrey, Nathan Trice, Bridget L. Moore, Matthew Rushing and Rennie Harris.She was also a guest performer with the cast of The Color Purple for Broadway Cares- choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie.

Ms. Brown has been honored with awards and fellowships that include a 2006 Princess Grace Award in Choreography (the first woman to be given this award), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography , The Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award in Dance, NFAA Young Artists’ Award, The Helen Tamiris Award, and The Project Next Generation Award. She has been featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Marie Claire, Gestures Magazine (China), Expressions Magazine (Italy), Sisterhood Agenda Magazine, and The Joyce Theater's 25th Anniversary Magazine. Ms. Brown has received commissions from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street II, Urban Bush Women, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, and Philadanco. Her work has been showcased at The Apollo, The Joyce Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joyce SoHo, Central Park's Summerstage, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Dancenow Festival, New York Fall for Dance Festival (City Center), Danceplace (D.C.) and This Woman’s Work at Aaron Davis Hall (which resulted in her being noted in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” article). Future commissions include new works for Dallas Black Dance Theater and Cleo Parker-Robinson Dance Ensemble. Ms. Brown has served as Adjunct Professor of Dance at Long Island University and Barnard College and has done National residences for the New Orleans Dance Festival, Philadanco Summer Intensive, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, Earl Mosely's Institute of the Arts, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance's Summer Intensive, Howard University, and Georgetown University. Internationally, she has conducted residencies in Italy and Tokyo, Japan.

In 2008, Ms. Brown choreographed dance segments for Saverio Palatella's show (Wholegarment 3D) during New York Fashion Week, and was a guest performer with The Ailey Company in her work during their 50th anniversary season at City Center. This past Jan, her ensemble performed in Dancing From The Heart- the annual benefit produced by Dancer's Responding To AIDS. Most recently, Ms. Brown choreographed a duet for Karine Plantadit and Danny Tidwell for The Youth American Grand Prix Gala (City Center) and was also a guest performer for Dallas Black Dance Theater's Spring Concert.

This past June, Ms. Brown raised money during her season at Joyce SoHo for Uptown Music Theatre in New Orleans, La. She is a firm believer that artists should put their creativity into action.

Spirituality is a guiding force in Ms. Brown’s life and work. Her faith in God and love of choreography are evident in her desire to give back to her community through volunteer work as a dance specialist. She has worked for Creedmore Psychiatric Center, Columbia University, and the Derek Jeter Foundation’s Turn2Us program.

Photo by Matt Karas

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