Camille A. Brown and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) have been awarded a 2016 Princess Grace Award for Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission. This award is based on her continued work and development with ink, part of her ongoing project through 2017.
Camille will be a MANCC artist in residence November 27th – December 8th, 2016, supported by this Princess Grace Mentorship Award. During her residency, she will further develop ink, the third part of her identity trilogy, which follows previous works including Mr. TOL E. RAncE, and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. Camille is an accomplished dancer, and Artistic Director of the Camille A. Brown & Dancers troupe.
This is her fourth time winning one of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Award, and the second time MANCC has received their Choreography Mentorship Award. Their first award was with California based artist Alex Ketley. Camille has used her experience in African and African-American Social dance to both lead conversations on these cultural topics and advocate for cultural equality in the dance world.
Recently she has been featured on TED for her work on a visual history of social dance. For more information on her projects, or if you would like to learn more about Camille A. Brown visit her website.