Phaedra Brown

Phaedra Brown is an emerging independent dancer, choreographer, and producer.
Her current interest lies in the use of dance as a tool for story-telling and sharing universal aspects of humanity, exploring this through theatricality and gesture, as well as drawing on elements from media and literature.  

Phaedra holds a BFA (Dance) with First Class Honours from the VCA (2020) and a Graduate Diploma in Cultural Leadership from UNSW (2023). 

Phaedra recently choreographed and performed in the work ‘Waiting Game’, supported by March Dance and Melbourne Fringe Festivals in 2022. She also created and performed ‘A Small Spectacle’, presented via livestream at Melbourne Fringe 2020 and March Dance Festival 2021. She is a two-time recipient of AusDance NSW’s DAIR residency (2019, 2023), and has undertaken residencies supported by Readymade Works and March Dance Festival, and Lucy Guerin Inc (2023). Phaedra is a current member of Dance Maker’s Collective’s ‘Future Makers’ cohort. 

Phaedra’s other performance highlights include Dance Maker’s Collective’s ‘Big Dance (2023), Future Makers ‘Makers Season’(2023), Interchange Dance Project’s ‘Train Escape’ (2021,2022), Andrew Fraser’s ‘Everything is Everything’ (2020), Stephanie Lake’s ‘Colossus’ (2018, 2019), Thalia Livingstone’s ‘Dark Points’ (2019), and the National Gallery of Victoria’s reconstruction of ‘Demon Machine’ (2017).

In 2019 she produced VCA student choreography season, ‘Student Works’, and in 2022 produced The House That Dan Built’s ‘Whispers and Roars’ Festival of emerging female artists.