Theatre Arts Major

Paula Brown

Paula Brown

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Specialization - Dance and Movement Studies


Paula Brown is an accomplished dancer, singer, actress, choreographer, professor, author and certified Vaganova Instructor. A native of Washington, DC., she received her training at the reputable Jones-Haywood School of Dance, School of American Ballet, and The Alvin Ailey School of Dance, all on scholarship.   She performed with The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Debbie Allen, Paula Abdul, Michael Peters, George Faison, Vince Patterson, Walter Painter, Donald McKayle, Ken Roberson, Otis Sallid, Larry Vickers, and many other notable choreographers. Ms. Brown appeared on Broadway, television and film. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Association (AFTRA), and Actors Equity Association (AEA). In 2013, Brown established the Paula Brown Performing Arts Center (PBPAC) and Brown Ballerinas company. Her mission is to uplift girls of color by addressing inadequate access to classical ballet training in minority communities.

Located in Prince Georges County Maryland, Ms. Brown is “passing her baton by becoming a dance profit,” as affirmed by Debbie Allen. Promoting the study of classical ballet as the footing for PBPAC and her Brown Ballerinas company, she spread her wings into the Prince George’s County community as a facilitator of after school performing arts enrichment and community outreach programing in several public charter and private schools. She is compelled by her love for her community to help youth in dance and performing arts in Prince George’s County Maryland.