As a native of Columbus, Ohio, Gamal Brown embodies what it means to be a dancer and choreographer. His performance and leadership abilities have afforded him performance opportunities as well as choreographic mentorship. As a dancer, Gamal trained at Wright State University Dance Department and Jeraldyne’s School of Dance. As a choreographer, his work continues to challenge audiences to rethink the social, political, and cultural significance of dance. As an independent artist, he built a production house, Onyx Productions, and produced ROHO: Spirit (2017), eight individuals ballets that provided the timeline for his dance biography. He was awarded the 2018 and 2019 Columbus Dances Fellowship and recently been commissioned to create a production for the Kingdom Arts Complex in commemoration of the 400 years since the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans who came to English America.
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