Joel Brown

Beheld by Alexander Whitley. Photo by Hugo Glendinning, 2015

Joel Brown is a dancer and singer/songwriter from the United States. He danced with AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, California, from 2012-2014.

He grew up learning dance and gymnastics from his dancer-mother and gymnast-father. He has produced two solo music albums, From the Dance Studio and In Retrospect as well as created music for his dancer/choreographer-brother, Graham Brown’s dance-theatre pieces Apple Falling and You.

Joel has performed work and collaborated with choreographers such as Yvonne Rainer, Marc Brew, Alex Ketley, Victoria Marks, Amy Seiwert, Sonja Delwaide, Sonsherèe Giles, Sebastian Grubb and Graham Brown. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally in Russia, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Joel performed as a guest artist with AXIS on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance in 2012. Joel was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Performance for AXIS’s 2013 home season performance.

Since joining Candoco, Joel has performed the work of many incredible choreographers including Arlene Phillips’ duet You and I Know with Laura Patay.