Clarence Brooks, Associate Professor/Director of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Florida Atlantic University, produces and directs two Dances We Dance showcases for students annually and choreographs the Festival Repertory musicals during the summers at FAU. He performs in and directs the FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble, the University's professional dance company. Brooks has performed with more than fifty American ballet, modern, jazz and opera companies and toured the USA, Europe and Asia. His most memorable experiences include working with Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance Company, Marcus Schulkind Dance Company, Loyce Houlton’s Minnesota Dance Theater, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Ballet Oklahoma, Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project and the Ohio Ballet. He can be seen in the video documentary "The World of Alwin Nikolais"
. His essay "Dancing With the Issues" was published in One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share Their Story (Alyson Books). Honors and awards include the OCU Performance Hall of Honor, Associate Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Clyde Fyfe Award and the Randolph A. Frank Prize for Performing Arts. Brooks holds a master of fine arts in dance, a bachelor of performing arts in dance, a certification in Laban Movement Analysis and is certified in the Bill Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance. An active member of the Florida Dance Association, he is the president of the Florida Dance Education Organization.
Professor Brooks is invited to perform at the upcoming Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler (tickets available beginning on September 24, 2014).