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Department of Theatre & Dance Staff - Clifton Keefer Brown

Clifton Keefer Brown

Clifton Keefer Brown

Associate Professor / Dance Program Coordinator

Office:  GWH 214
Phone:  (270) 745-5832
Email:  clifton.brown@wku.edu

Courses

Ballet I, II, III, IV, V; Pointe I & II, Partnering, Dance in Culture, Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Choreography I & II, Dance Appreciation

Bio

Clifton Keefer Brown was born and raised in Chicago, where he began his dance studies at Ellis-Du Boulay ballet school. He received his BFA in dance from the University of Iowa under the guidance of Francois Martinique and his MFA from the University of Arizona under the guidance of James Clouser and Melissa Lowe. Mr. Brown professional career has been Ballet Arizona, Grand Rapids Ballet. While in Grand Rapids, Clifton presented various classical and neoclassical works while teaching for the company school, local studios, and with "Steps in a New Direction," a dance outreach program designed to engage at-risk children. He has performed with The Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, and pursued a European career performing with DjazzX Modern Dance Company in Den Hagg, Holland and Friedrichstad Palast in Berlin, Germany. In 1997, as a principal dancer he joined L'Ensemble Da Micha Van Hoecke in Rosignano, Italy. The ensemble tours Italy, Russia and Spain and performs annually at the Ravenna Fesitval and Theatre Massimo in Palermo, Italy. Mr. Brown annually produces full length concerts of his choreography in Italy. In 2008, he was invited by the American Studies Association of Turkey as a guest artist to perform and present a lecture on the African American Influence on Classical Ballet.

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