... is a multidisciplinary performer, educator, conceptualizer, and laborer, working in Brooklyn, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana, and Toronto, Ontario. His work is a constant re-evaluation and complication of marginalized bodies’ relationships to environments and the various agencies which inhabit them. He frequently collaborates with musicians, designers, videographer, and choreographer, under the name CROWNS. His works have been featured by Arts East New York (with choreographer André M. Zachary), Assembly New York (with videographer Nicole Van Straatum), at Toronto’s HarborFront Festival (with musician Brendan Philip), and on Dazed Digital.
CHARLES VINCENT BURWELL
... a Congressional Scholar in Leadership, holds a B.S. in Vocal Music Education from Florida A&M University with emphasis in theater, dance, voice, and ethnomusicology and an MFA in Musical Theatre writing from the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU). He has worked for dance companies and arts organization such as the Lincoln Center Institute, New York’s City Center Theater, the Katherine Dunham Institute, Trenton Education Dance Institute (TEDI), National Dance Institute, Urban Bush Women, Festival del Caribe (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba), Ile Aiye (Brazil), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Bates Dance Festival. He has composed music for the Cairo Opera House Ballet (Cairo, Egypt), National Dance Institute under the Artistic Direction of Jacques d’Amboise (Shanghai, China) as well as the accompanying HBO documentary "Jacques D'Amboise in China – THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD". Mr. Burwell has sung at New York’s Carnegie Hall and maintains a private studio for vocal instruction while continuing his career as a singer, dancer, actor, and composer.