Joan Myers Brown

Dance Company Founder and Director
Woman in white suit wearing glasses accepting medal from Black man in dark suit in front of flags and gold curtain

Photo by Ralph Alswang


Joan Myers Brown is recognized for her contributions as a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company, Brown carved out an artistic haven for African American dancers and choreographers to innovate, create, and share their unique visions with the national and global dance communities.

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