Camille A. Brown grew up self-conscious of her voice.
Rattled by the timbre of her own sound, worried that it distracted others from the content of what she said, Brown spoke aloud less and less—but she always had something to say. “Movement was always a very safe space for me,” she says. “It was the vehicle that helped me express how I was feeling.”
Bursting onto the theatre scene with the Tony-winning revival of Broadway’s Once On This Island in December 2017, the choreographer proved her power. True, her speaking voice hovers at a high pitch, but what she’s saying through dance lands with a declarative stomp.
Through form-busting projects like Afro-Hatian-influenced Once On This Island, rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Broadway’s current Choir Boy, and her upcoming ink at The Joyce in New York City (beginning February 5), the movement is distinctly Camille A. Brown.