Camille A.

Camille A. Brown
Dancer and Choreographer
Jamacia, NY
2015 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by Jay Franke & David Herro.

CAMILLE A. BROWN is recognized for her daring yet introspective approach to cultural themes through masterful storytelling and political dialogues. She is a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipient, 2015 TED Fellow, 2014 Bessie Award Winner for “Outstanding Production” (Mr. TOL E. RAncE), two-time Princess Grace Award Winner (Choreography & Works in Progress Residency), two-time recipient of NEFA’s National dance Project: Production Grant, 2015 MAP Fund Grantee, 2015 Engaging dance Audiences Grant Recipient, 2014 Joyce Award recipient with danceCleveland, a Jerome Foundation 50th Anniversary Grantee, and a 2014 New York City Center Choreography Fellow.

Her theater credits include the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire (2012), Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater, Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Choreography), Stagger Lee (DTC), BLOOD QUILT (Arena Stage), tick, tick…BOOM! (City Center’s Encores!), Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Regional), and The BOX: A Black Comedy. She has created works for Alvin Ailey American dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions, Urban Bush Women, among others. Camille danced with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and was a guest with Rennie Harris/ Puremovement.

In 2014, Camille founded two initiatives: The Gathering, an annual open forum for intergenerational Black female artists to advocate for greater cultural equity and acknowledgement in thedance world; and BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM, a community engagement initiative that seeks to amplify the cultural and creative empowerment of Black girls and women through dance, dialogue, and popular education tools. In 2015, Camille co-directed The School of Jacob’s Pillow’s new program, Social dances: Jazz to Hip Hop, with Moncell Durden and was featured on the cover of the 2015 August edition of dance Teacher Magazine.

Portrait photo by Ra-Re Valverde.

  • Artwork by Camille A. Brown
    Dancer: Mayte Natalio. Photo © Christopher Duggan.
  • Artwork by Camille A. Brown
    Dancers (l to r): Fana Fraser and Beatrice Capote. Photo © Christopher Duggan
  • Artwork by Camille A. Brown
    Dancer: Waldean Nelson. Photo © Christopher Duggan
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