Ron K. Brown
Ron K. Brown founded Evidence, A Dance Company, in 1985. He has worked with Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and other choreographers and artists. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and Ballet Hispanico.
He has collaborated with such artists as composer/designer Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, and composers Robert Een, Oliver Lake, Bernadette Speach, David Simons, and Don Meissner.
Brown choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play Crowns and won an Audelco Award for his work on that production. He won a Fred and Adele Astaire Award for outstanding choreography in the Tony-winning The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks, arranged by Diedre Murray, and directed by Diane Paulus.
Brown was named Def Dance Jam Workshop mentor of the year in 2000 and has received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, and the Ailey Apex Award for teaching. Brown is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.