Tiffany Merritt-Brown, a native of Miami, Florida is a choreographer, performer, scholar, educator, art administrator and grant writer. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2013, she was awarded a full scholarship to complete her dance degree at UW-Madison after transferring from Miami Dade’s Honors College. While at Miami-Dade, Tiffany studied and performed works under the direction of Michelle Grant-Murray. At UW-Madison Tiffany performed in works by Kate Corby, Marlene Skog, Chris Walker and Jin-Wen Yu, and has worked with the professional dance company Urban Bush Women, as well as choreographers such as Charles O. Anderson, Heidi Latsky, Nia Love, Rob Kistos, Joanna Kotze, Julie Mayo, Jillian Hollis, and T-Lang. Tiffany has choreographed and performed work in the UW-Madison Dance H'Doubler and Kloepper concerts, presented her work at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, Linebreaks Festival, the American College Dance Association Conferences, informally at the American Dance Festival, the Detroit Dance City Festival, Jacob's Pillow, CADD (Collegium for African Diaspora Dance) and internationally at the WDA-A (World Dance Alliance-Americas Conference) in Puebla, Mexico.
Tiffany’s choreography has been praised for its "clear vision, smart craftsmanship [and] fierce performance...[it] is both structurally and choreographically satisfying." Tiffany was the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education, the Anna Nassif Award, and the Jin-Wen Yu Award. She was selected as the 2016-2017 Leaps and Bounds Guest Artist in Residence at Miami Dade College. In 2018, the three time-alumna was awarded the American Dance Festival Leadership Scholarship which is funded by the Adrienne Arsht Center and granted to a Miami-based dancer. In 2019, Tiffany was selected as an Ann & Weston Hicks Choreographic Fellow at Jacob's Pillow. Tiffany has written many grants most notably for Delou Africa Inc. in collaboration with Dance Africa Miami. From 2017-2020, Tiffany was the Director of the Dance Magnet Program at Robert Morgan Senior High School. She was selected as "Rookie Teacher of the Year" for the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, she is a company member of Olujimi Dance Theatre, a founding member of the Florida Black Dance Artists Organization and a current MFA candidate for Dance and Social Justice at the University of Texas - Austin.