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FOUNDER, VICTORIA BROWN

Greetings! I'm Victoria, and I'm thrilled to be part of the movement to advance the dance and artistic community in Los Angeles. With over 20+ years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, artistic director, teacher, and curator, I have dedicated myself to serving the vibrant LA dance community.

I firmly believe that our community urgently needs a dedicated space where dancers, artists, and creatives can thrive by rehearsing, choreographing, creating, developing, and producing their work. That's where CREATE + DWELL comes in. Our versatile spaces can be rented on an hourly basis, accommodating everything from intimate rehearsals to grand-scale tours, electrifying live dance performances, auditions, captivating music videos, filming, productive meetings, video reel production, branding development, memorable launch events, or simply providing a space to unwind and recharge. Think of us as the WeWork for artists, offering an all-encompassing solution for your creative endeavors.

CREATE + DWELL stands out as the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your creative needs. Our multifaceted spaces are meticulously designed to meet the diverse requirements of artists, providing a nurturing environment to fuel your artistic vision.

At CREATE + DWELL, my unwavering goal is to push the artistic community forward. I am committed to supporting and empowering artists, fostering growth, collaboration, and innovation. Together, let's make CREATE + DWELL the catalyst for advancing the artistic landscape in Los Angeles and beyond.

MY STORY

Victoria Brown - artistic director, dancer, choreographer, and teacher,  holds a solid record of inspiring dancers, and Victoria’s creative passion has fueled her commitment to excellence in dance for over 20 years. She has mastered both the academic and creative sides of dance. She’s accomplished in a variety of technical styles and holds a B.A. in dance with a minor in business from San Jose State University. Professionally, she was accepted to the Broadway Dance Center Internship Program in 2006 in NYC following her summer training at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Intensive in 2005. 

Victoria's extensive knowledge in her field has led her to work with renowned companies such as LA Follies, Boogiezone and Soul de Soul Dance Convention. Professional choreography includes The Golden Globe After Party 2017, Million Dollar Listing, Bud Light Catalina, Forever 21 Back to School Campaign, Newegg Award show, Bad Girls Club Season 8 Guest Choreographer, Beginners music video, Ain’t Afraid music video, DAMSF, Choreographer’s Ball Toronto, and NBAD Anaheim Arsenal A-List dance team, to name a few. She was also nominated for the World Choreography Awards 2022 for her work on "Bound/less" a dance film commissioned by MashUp Contemporary Dance Company. 

 

Victoria's passion for teaching and choreography goes beyond the professional world. She also travels the US teaching at various dance studios and schools including Dancers Edge North Carolina, Lamar University Beaumont Texas, Lancaster Academy Beaumont Texas, Movement Performing Arts Nederland Texas, Taylor Dance studio Nederland Texas, Revolution Dance and Gymnastics Grey Tennessee, Presentation High School San Jose California, Nor Cal Dance Arts San Jose California, Monte Vista High School Cupertino California, West Valley Dance Center San Jose California, Valley Christian San Jose California, Vision Dance Center San Jose California and Dance Attack San Jose California. She has also worked with local schools such as Theatre 360, Maranatha High School, Fullerton and Marymount College. She currently continues to inspire young dancers as the director of the Mira Costa High School Dance Team. 


Victoria is in her 12th season as co-founder of MashUp Contemporary Dance Company. With partner Sarah Rodenhouse, Victoria has choreographed and directed MashUp's full-length shows, UNRAVEL Intrinsic Motivation, Geometry, SCIENCE, Usual Places, Inanimate Thoughts, and Multiple Exposures, which were seen in LA, NY, San Francisco, DC and San Diego. She also fueled the development of the residency program and International Women’s Day Festival. Victoria has also choreographed for events such as the LA Design Festival, National Women's Dance Day Event, LA Dance Festival, Check Us Out Dance Festival in NY and RAW LA.

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