CAMILLE A. BROWN
Broadway: Pal Joey (2018 revival, Dir. Tony Goldwyn), Once on This Island (2017 revival, Dir. Michael Arden), A Streetcar Named Desire (Dir. Emily Mann); Off-Broadway: Fortress of Solitude (Dir. Daniel Aukin, Public Theatre, Lucille Nortel Award Nominee), and The Box (Dir, Seth Bockley, Foundry Theatre). Regional: Oo-Bla-Dee (Dir. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Two River Theatre, May 2018), Ink at The Kennedy Center (World Premiere, December 2017), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Dir. Robert O'Hara), and Stagger Lee (Dir. Patricia McGregor, Dallas Theatre Center), The Winter's Tale (Dir. Rebecca Taichman, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company), Blood Quilt (Dir. Kamilah Forbes, Arena Stage), Cabin in the Sky (Dir. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Encores! City Center) and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick...BOOM! (Dir. Oliver Butler, Encores! City Center) starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Most recently (August 2017), the Ford Foundation awarded Ms. Brown an Art of Change Fellowship for the 2017-18 season. She is also a four-time Princess Grace Award winner (2016 Statue Award, 2016 Choreographic Mentorship Co-Commission Award, 2013 Works in Progress Residency Award, and a 2006 Choreography Award), a 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, a 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, a 2015 TED Fellow, and a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient.
Ms. Brown's concert dance company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, received a 2014 Bessie Award for 'Outstanding Production' for Mr. TOL E. RAncE and another 2016 Bessie Award nomination for 'Outstanding Production' for the work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. Ms. Brown is a prolific choreographer making a personal claim on history through the lens of the modern Black Female perspective - all the while leading her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that emphasize the connection between Black History and contemporary culture. Her work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions, and Urban Bush Women, among others.
Some of Ms. Brown's Initiatives The Gathering; BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM (BGS); Jazz to Hip-Hop at Jacob’s Pillow in 2015 (Co-Directed with Moncell Durden); 2015 TED Conference, 2016 TEDxBeaconStreet, 2016 TEDxEsteeLauderCompanies. Ms. Brown's most recent TED-Ed talk was entitled "A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves: and chosen as one of the most notable talks of 2016 by TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The video has over 11 million views on Facebook and counting.
Visit Camille's official website: http://www.camilleabrown.org