In 2007, Karen “KB” Brown, was appointed as assistant professor of dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment, KB was the artistic director of Oakland Ballet from 2000 – 2006. Previously, she was the artistic director of Karenina, which toured to Augusta, GA, New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles from 1997-2006; master teacher of the Dance Theater of Harlem/Kennedy Center Community Outreach Residency in New York and Washington, DC from 1992-98; professional ballet instructor at Georgia State University, 1997-98; and the director of education at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education from 1995-97. Ms. Brown received the Pioneer Award hosted by the Oakland Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. in 2006; Mozart to Motown Arts Pioneer Award, ABC-TV Local Hero Award, and City Flight Magazine Bay Area’s Ten Most Influential African-Americans.
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