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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 (CABD) has a repertory including 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.

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

Broadway credits include: Choir Boy (Tony and Drama Desk nominations for choreography); and revivals of Pal Joey, Once On This Island (Tony Award; Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Chita Rivera nominations); and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off-Broadway credits include: Toni Stone; The Fortress of Solitude (Lortel nomination); and Bella: An American Tall Tale (Lortel nomination). 

Her TED-Ed talk, A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves, has over 15 million views, and her company’s performance of New Second Line at the TED Conference 2018 is on

Ms. Brown graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, studied at The Ailey School, and earned a B.F.A. from UNC School of the Arts.