Artist in Residence

Camille A. Brown

CAMILLE A. BROWN began her early dance training at Bernice Johnson and Carolyn Devore Dance studios. She attended The Ailey School, and received her BFA in Dance from The North Carolina School of the Arts. Most recently, Ms. Brown was a member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (2001-2007) and now dances as a guest artist with Renni Harris/Puremovement. She has also performed as a guest with The Color Purple cast in the Broadway Cares/Equity Fight Aids Benefit (choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie) , appeared in Wunmi Olaya’s new video "Crossover", and was in the original cast of Dianne McIntyre's Peaches, Plums, and Pomegranates. Ms. Brown has been honored with awards and fellowships that include a 2006 Princess Grace Award Choreography, New York Foundation for the Arts Award, two Fund for New York grants, The Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award in Dance, NFAA Young Artists’ Award (Level I), The Project Next Generation Award, and The Helen Tamiris Award. She has been featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Marie Claire, The Sisterhood Agenda, Gestures Magazine (China), and Expressions Magazine (Italy). Ms. Brown has received commissions from Hubbard Street II, Urban Bush Woman, Reflections Dance Company, The Queens Museum of Art/Topaz Arts, Inc., Sidra Bell Dance, Ailey II, NCSA, The Ailey School, Tisch School of the Arts (Second Avenue Dance Company), Long Island University, and LaGuardia H.S. She has also showcased her work at Central Park's Summerstage, Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, Madison Square Garden, The Apollo, Sadler's Wells (London), The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dancenow Festival,, City Center's Fall For Dance Festival, The International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, and This Woman’s Work, which resulted in her being noted in Dance Magazine’s "25 to Watch" article. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered Ms. Brown’s most recent work, The Groove To Nobody's Business, in 2007 for their New York City Center season. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times observed, "..delicious...Ms. Brown's work is both economical and expressive-no words needed." This year, Ms. Brown is set to create new works for Ballet Memphis, Philadanco, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

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