An original repertory of movement + sound + storytelling in modern dance + figure skating + theater

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Our Mission

Grounded in African diasporic perspectives, Brownbody’s mission is to build artistic experiences that disrupt biased narratives and prompt audiences to engage as active participants in the journey. Brownbody accomplishes this through a blend of modern dance, theater, social justice, and figure skating.

Learn to Skate

Join us for our fall donation-based Learn to Skate lessons taught by Brownbody instructors and assistants. No experience required. 

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MN Originals


How the past, present, and future converge in a performing-arts company like no other.


Blending modern dance, theater, social justice and skating since 2007, Brownbody received its 501c3 status in 2013. Brownbody cultivates space to process and creates artistic work that offers honest and nuanced stories rooted in blackness.

Our FUnders

In addition to incredible individual donors, Brownbody has been supported by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Cooper Schneier Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation, the American Composers’ Forum, Saint Paul Cultural Star Program, and recently was recommended for their first National Endowment for the Arts award.

Speaking of paying it forward

Brownbody depends on the generous support of anyone and everyone that loves the arts and believes they’re an important part of our culture. So we’d be honored if you’d consider becoming a part of the Brownbody family by offering up a tax-deductible donation. Any amount is truly appreciated.