Josef Brown

Josef Brown

Most recently, Josef performed Lord Capulet in The Australian Ballet’s, Sydney Opera House season of Romeo & Juliet and will appear as Dale on Home and Away.
In 2011 Josef played Auctus in the highly anticipated TV series, Spartacus - Gods of the Arena, Gerardo in Death and the Maiden for the Actors Forum and in 2010/2011 appeared as Patrick throughout Season One of the Logie award winning ABC TV series Dance Academy.
Josef choreographed Shifted, Emancipate and Hala for Sydney Dance Company, Proclamation No. 1 - Darksee for Bodies 2000 and Mercy for the Newtown Performing Arts.
Though Josef was a soloist with The Australian Ballet (1991-1996), a leading man with Sydney Dance Company (1997-2004) and Modern Dans Topluluguu in Turkey (1996-1997), he is perhaps best known for originating the role of Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (2004), for which he was awarded Outstanding Performance in a Stage Musical in the Australian Dance Awards. After completing the Australian tour, Josef went on to open the London West End production - which broke pre-sale box office records - and play the role throughout the USA during its pre-Broadway tour.
In 2003 Josef travelled to Ramallah, Palestine as the recipient of a grant awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts. His film-work Art, During Siege shot throughout Palestine was made into a short-form documentary which first aired on ABC TV, August 14, 2005.
In 2002 Josef performed as an actor/dancer/singer in the GFO/SEL production of Man of La Mancha, co-devised a children’s dance/movement workshop at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Kids at the House program and co-founded CINEMOVES - a forum for dance and movement on film. During a leave of absence from The Australian Ballet in 1995, Josef played a lead role in the multi-media production, In the Body of the Son for Nomad Dance.
Josef is a choreographer, and has been a member of the Dance Board for the NSW Ministry for the Arts, he adjudicates for the City of Sydney Eisteddfod and is a well respected teacher and coach. He has posed for the internationally released photographic book, Raw Moves, for the magazines, Black and White, NW, WHO, the cover of New Vegetarian, for the New York based photographer Lois Greenfield Calendar (2001) and for Venice Magazine in Los Angeles. He has also written articles and/or been engaged as a critic for the magazines, Dance Europe, Dance Australia & Brolga.
In 2011 Josef wrote the seven-part webisode series, The Funny Vegetarian, which was awarded a VOICELESS grant and will be produced in 2012.
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