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Director, Choreographer, Educator

Camille A Brown

Camille A. Brown is the 2020 Obie Award winner for Sustained Excellence in Choreography. She is a prolific Black female choreographer, who is reclaiming the cultural narratives of African American identity. Her bold work taps into both ancestral stories and contemporary culture to capture a range of deeply personal experiences. She is a Tony Award nominee, Drama Desk nominee, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Audelco Award recipient, five-time Princess Grace Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, New York City Center Award recipient, USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, TED Fellow, and Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. Her Bessie award winning company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD), tours nationally and internationally. Brown’s Broadway and Off-Broadway theater & television credits include: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Tony Award-Winning Broadway revival, Once On This Island (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Chita Rivera Nominations), Toni Stone (Drama Desk, Audelco, Lortel nominee), 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, Audelco winner), Much Ado About Nothing (Audelco winner, SDCF finalist) for Shakespeare in the Park, among others. Ms. Brown is the choreographer of The Metropolitan Opera’s Porgy & Bess which aired on PBS in July. She will make her feature film debut in the soon-to-be-released Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom- directed by George C. Wolfe (Netflix). Brown will make her Broadway directorial debut with Ntozake Shange's, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, and with Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Westport Country Playhouse.

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