Dance Performances - The Evolution of a Secured Feminine

About The Evolution of a Secured Feminine


Brown’s signature solo, set for the first time as a trio for other dancers, explores notions of femininity with humor and candor.

The women in Camille A. Brown’s witty portrait veer between uncertainty and carefree confidence as they groove and saunter to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson.  In her second work staged for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2007’s The Groove To Nobody’s Business featured the music of Ray Charles), Brown again proves herself a gifted storyteller with a flair for keen observations of everyday life.

Listen to choreographer Camille A. Brown talk about her work


“Lover, Come Back To Me” © 1928 (Renewed) WB Music Corp.  (ASCAP) Music by Sigmund Romberg.  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.  This selection is used by special arrangement with Williamson Music, on behalf of Bambalina Music.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

“Tight” performed by & composed by Betty Carter. 

“Guess Who I Saw Today” written by Elisse Boyd and Murray Grand.  Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).


New York native Camille A. Brown is the Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. She is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award in choreography, a Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University, and a “Bessie” nomination. She attended LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, The Ailey School, and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2007, Ms. Brown choreographed The Groove To Nobody’s Business for the Ailey company. She also performed as a guest artist with the Company in 2008 and 2011 and was a 2011 Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab. Ms. Brown has also been commissioned by Ailey II, Philadanco, Complexions, The Juilliard School, and Hubbard Street II, among others. She danced with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence from 2001–2007. Ms. Brown has choreographed for Soul Doctor Off-Broadway and A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway.

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Camille A. Brown

Assistant(s) to Choreographer

Jasmine Forest & Francine E. Ott


Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter & Nancy Wilson (see below)


Carolyn Meckha Cherry


Brenda Gray


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