Brown receiving her medal form President Obama.

Photo by Ralph Alswang

Joan Myers Brown

Dance Company Founder and Director

Bio

Joan Myers Brown is recognized for her contributions as a dancer,
choreographer, and artistic director. Founder of the Philadelphia Dance
Company, Ms. 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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