Camille A. Brown


Camille A. Brown is a prolific Black female choreographer reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity. She is a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Audelco Award recipient, four-time Princess Grace Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, TED Fellow, and Doris Duke Artist Award recipient.

Her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, tours nationally and internationally. The repertory includes the Bessie award-winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012), Bessie nominated BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015), and critically acclaimed ink (2017), which premiered at The Kennedy Center. CABD's community engagement platform, EVERY BODY MOVE, inspires collective action through the art of social dance and includes initiatives such as Black Girl Spectrum, Black Men Moving, The Gathering, and more.

Ms. Brown has been commissioned to create concert dance works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, and Hubbard Street II.

In addition to her company works, Ms. Brown brings a passion for storytelling to her choreography for Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions. Notable theater credits for her choreography include: the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Once On This Island (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Chita Rivera Nominations), the Emmy Award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fortress of Solitude (Lortel Nomination), BELLA: An American Tall Tale (Lortel Nomination), among others.

Her TED-Ed talk, A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves, has over 15 million views on Facebook and her company’s performance of New Second Line at the TED Conference 2018 is now on Ms. Brown graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and earned a B.F.A. from UNC School of the Arts.

Ms. Brown is the Choreographer for the upcoming Magic Mike The Musical, PAL JOEY, and is the Movement Director for Broadway’s Choir Boy and Toni Stone.

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