Brooklyn-born Ronald K. Brown has created and presented dances since 1985, with his NY-based company Evidence, to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement, and spoken word. Evidence now tours to some 25 communities in the United States and internationally to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa and Canada to perform.
Brown's choreography has been performed by a wide variety of dance companies, including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco, and Ailey II. For Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater he has created the world premieres Grace(1999), Serving Nia (2001), IFE/My Heart (2005), and Dancing Spirit (2010), which was a special tribute to Judith Jamison. Brown has worked with and learned from Jennifer Muller/The Works, Mary Anthony Dance Theater/Phoenix, Bessie Schonberg, Ann Carlson and Judith Jamison.