Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. Ms. Brown is a Bessie Award Winner for her work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE, two-time Princess Grace Award recipient (Choreography & Works in Progress Residency), a 2015 TED Fellow, a two-time recipient of NEFA's National Dance Project: Production Grant, recipient of the 2014 Joyce Award with DANCECleveland, a Jerome Foundation 50th Anniversary Grant, and a 2014 New York City Center Choreography Fellow. She was also the 2013 recipient of The International Association of Blacks in Dance Founders Award, the Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award (Wesleyan University), and the 2012 City College of New York Women & Culture Award.

Informed by her music background as a clarinetist, she creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling investigating the silent space within the measure, and filling it with mesmerizing movement.

Camille A. Brown's choreography and dynamic performances have led her to receive a Bessie nomination for Best Performance in her work, The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, and a Best Choreography nomination from the Black Theater Arts Alliance for her debut work set on the Ailey company, The Groove To Nobody's Business. She was also among the first cohort of fellows for Ailey's New Directions Choreography Lab.

Commissions include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, and Hubbard Street II, among others. She was the Choreographer for Saverio Palatella's line, Whole¬garment 3D, for New York Fashion Week in 2008.

A graduate of the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Ms. Brown earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. From 2001-2007 she was a member of Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company, and was a guest artist with Rennie Harris' Puremovement, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2008 and 2011).

Theater credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater), Stagger Lee (DTC), William Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale (Regional), Jonathan Larson's tick, tick...BOOM! (City Center Encores! Off-Center), and Marcus Gardley's THE BOX: A Black Comedy (Regional).

Her new work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, premiered in Fall 2015 and inspired her new initiative, BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM. Camille recently choreographed New York City Center Encores' production of Cabin in the Sky and Bella: an American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons.

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Bella: An American Tall Tale

After a regional production with Dallas Theater Center, Camille's work is currently being seen in Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons.

Once on this Island

Camille will make her musical Broadway choreography debut with the upcoming revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, directed by Michael Arden.


TEDTalk on The History of Social Dance

Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons

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