Nico Brown is a dance artist originally from rural Illinois. His work attempts to reconcile his experience with expansive landscape against his love of extravagant, full-bodied dancing. The result is often described as minimal, formal, and irrevocably queer. He holds an MFA in Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he holds a BFA in Theatre Stage Management as well.
Nico has presented work throughout the Midwest. In New York, he has shown work at Chez Bushwick and the Center for Performance Research. Internationally, he has presented in Santiago, Chile. As a performer, he has worked with Jennifer Monson, Kirstie Simson, Renée Wadleigh, Nick Duran, Megan Kendzior, Deke Weaver and Jennifer Allen. Nico has continued to work in various administrative capacities for organizations such as the American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. He is a Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship recipient and 2014-2015 Makehouse Sponsored Artist.