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Karen Brown was born on 1955 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States. Discover Karen Brown's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 65 years old?

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2018

Since 2018 she has returned to teaching and her research in analyzing movement.

2013

Brown graduated from St. Mary's College of California in 2013.

2007

Brown departed Oakland in 2007 to join University of The Arts, Philadelphia as an assistant professor in dance. During her time in Philadelphia, Brown was awarded a $12,500 research grant to analyze dance movement through computer programming. While developing this research, she met the Lion King associate producer and former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater star, Aubrey Lynch II who later invited her to join the faculty of the Harlem School of The Arts. Concurrent with this time, she returned to her performance career, joining Paradigm, a dance company founded by Gus Solomon Jr to feature mature dancers. She was awarded a Bessie Award in 2010 for her performances with the group. In 2015, while visiting her hometown, Brown performed alongside her brother, the Broadway performer Russell Joel Brown, saxophonist Wycliffe Gordon, and opera diva Jessye Norman in a fundraiser at Augusta University for the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. The following year she was appointed executive director of Garth Fagan Dance. In 2017 she was invited to Ballet Wichita as guest artistic director. Later that year she was awarded the Harriet Tubman Freedom Award.

2004

Though praised for elevating Oakland Ballet's profile and raising the technical level of its dancers, Brown was forced to contend with an expanding deficit in the face of lost arts funding, as well as the closing of the city's primary performance space. To save Oakland Ballet itself from shuttering, she suspended the 2004 season and focused on a successful $500,000 fundraising campaign that allowed operations to resume with a new roster of dancers in time for the organization's 40th anniversary celebration.

2000

Using her expertise as director of her own arts administration organization, Karenina, Brown entered the international search to find the next artistic director of Oakland Ballet. In 2000 she was invited by the company's board to assume leadership of the institution, making her the first African-American woman to direct a ballet company in history and the first African-American to run a formerly all white led ballet company. Following Dance Theatre of Harlem's suspension of operations in 2004, Brown was the only African-American artistic director of a ballet company in the world. During her tenure, Brown worked to diversify the ballet's ranks so that it more accurately reflected the cultural demographics of Oakland. She also modernized the company's choreographic repertoire while expanding its existing funding structure to create greater financial stability.

1995

While performing with DTH, Brown taught residencies and masterclasses as an associate artist of Arthur Mitchell's Dancing Through The Barriers program, which was created to provide dance education to people of all backgrounds. She was featured in a PBS documentary about the program while teaching at The Kennedy Center. After 22 years dancing with the company, Brown left Dance Theatre of Harlem at the end of its 1995 season to join Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education as director of education and diversity.

1973

Joining Dance Theatre of Harlem as an apprentice in 1973, Brown quickly rose through the ranks, amassing a wide repertoire of ballets. In 1984 she was profiled by Jennifer Dunning in the New York Times for her versatility as "one of those dancers who is as compelling in plotless ballets as in dramatic works that require her to portray a character". As a principal ballerina with DTH, Brown starred in numerous tours all over the world, including performances in Russia--as the first American company to visit the country after the fall of the Soviet Union--and on DTH's historic visit to post-apartheid South Africa.

1955

Karen Brown (born 1955 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) also known as Karen "KB" Brown is an award-winning ballerina, educator, répétiteur, ballet mistress, and director. She is noted for her long career as a principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and as the first African-American woman to lead a ballet company.