Clifton Brown

Brown joined the Lubovitch company this year. He trained at various schools including Take 5 Dance Academy, Ballet Arizona, New School for the Arts and The Ailey School, where he was a student in the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance. In 1999 he joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where he was featured in many works, named Assistant Rehearsal Director, served as Judith Jamison's choreographic assistant and still performs as a guest artist. Brown has received a Donna Wood Foundation Award, a Level 1 ARTS award given by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and was a 2005 nominee in the U.K. for a Critics Circle National Dance Award for best male dancer. In 2007, Brown received a “Bessie” Award in recognition of his work with the Ailey company, and in 2008 received a Black Theater Arts Award. He has performed with Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance and as a guest artist with Nevada Ballet and the Miami City Ballet. Brown teaches master classes in dance as well as being licensed to teach GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. www.cliftonbrown.com