CAMILLE A. BROWN

CAMILLE A. BROWN (Choreographer) Broadway: Choir Boy (Nominee: Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Once on This Island - Revival (Nominee: Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & Chita Rivera Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire; Off-Broadway: This Ain’t Not Disco, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Lucille Lortel Award Nominee), Fortress of Solitude (Lucille Lortel Award Nominee). Regional: The Wiz (MUNY), ink at the Joyce Theatre and the Kennedy Center with her company Camille A Brown & Dancers, Bella: An American Tall Tale and Stagger Lee (Dallas Theatre Center), Cabin in the Sky (Encores! City Center) and tick, tick... BOOM! (Encores! City Center) starring Lin-Manuel Miranda. Television: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC), New Year’s Eve in Rockefeller Center (NBC).  Camille is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and a TED Fellowship.  She has also won the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and is a four-time winner of the Princess Grace Award. 

Upcoming:  Toni Stone (Roundabout Theatre/Off-Broadway June 2019), Oo-Bla-Dee (Two River Theatre, June 2019), Once (Pittsburgh CLO July 2019), Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park May 2019), Porgy & Bess (Metropolitan Opera September 2019), For Colored Girls (The Public Theater October 2019) Once on This Island – Revival (National Tour October 2019).. 

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.

Visit Camille's official website: http://www.camilleabrown.org


CURRENT PROJECTS

Once on this Island

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

VIDEO

Choreography Reel 2018

TEDTalk on The History of Social Dance

Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons

Nike Commercial, Russell Westbrook

Once On This Island, Broadway Highlights