Clarice Young

Clarice Young

Clarice Young is an artist, teacher, choreographer and performer who researches the
intersection of African diasporic dance and contemporary modern dance. Melding elements of
Afro-Caribbean, modern and West African styles, she uses fundamentals from each to uncover
ways to stabilize and release the body. A Louisiana native, Young was an original member of
Camille A. Brown & Dancers and served as an assistant to the director until 2012. She also
performed with Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company from 2007-2017, acting as the
rehearsal director from 2011. Her own choreographic work has been presented on her alma
maters, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Hollins University, where she received her
BFA and MFA in Dance respectively. Her most recent work is a collaboration with artist Francine
E. Ott, Outta the Box, showcased in 2017 at Dixon Place in New York. Presently, Young is
creating a full-length piece celebrating women of color and is also writing about the language of
the movement style of Ronald K. Brown.