CJay Philip is Artistic Director of Dance & Bmore, a Baltimore-based ensemble with a dynamic and unique fusion of movement, original music, and spoken-word. They create socially conscious work that is interactive, playful, and empowering. Dance & Bmore also designs multi-generational community programs that seek to stimulate the imagination and strengthen community while building a sense of well being. Philip is also a writer and director for stage and film.
CJay’s work in the community has been recognized and awarded a Baltimore Social Innovators Award, an Arts Advocate Award and a Champion of Courage Award. CJay has been a Robert W. Deutsch Fellow and was part of the first cohort of Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows.
Before relocating to Baltimore, CJay worked on Broadway in productions of Hairspray, Big the Musical, Street Corner Symphony, and toured in Dreamgirls and Legally Blonde. As a writer/director/choreographer, CJay has traveled the world creating award-winning productions and collaborations. She teaches “Interdisciplinary Collaboration” at Baltimore School for the Arts, “Pitch Your Creative Idea” at Peabody Conservatory and is a certified practitioner of Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process a feedback method she utilizes in developing new works.