Harlan Brownlee


Harlan Brownlee understands the transformational power that the arts have to improve the quality of life for individuals and the community. Brownlee has worked for thirty-five years in the arts education field as a performing artist, teaching artist, and arts administrator.  


Mr. Brownlee is on the Kennedy Center’s National touring roster for the Changing Education Through the Arts program and has conducted professional development, workshops, and residencies extensively in the Midwest and throughout the United States. Most recently, Harlan was chosen as a presenter for Project Lead the Way’s National Conferences and awarded a 2019 Young Audiences National Residency Teaching Artist Credential.


He has designed and implemented hundreds of lesson plans instructing a weekly class at Community School #1 that integrates dance and movement with an emphasis on the subject areas of science and literacy. Harlan has instructed pre-service teachers as an adjunct professor for Rockhurst University’s School of Education and the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s School of Education.


Mr. Brownlee received his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his M.A. from University of Missouri – Kansas City. His performance background includes work for thirteen years as one of the Artistic Co-Directors with City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.






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