Covenant House, Manhattan
Julienne “Mizz June” Brown is a transgender woman of African descent who lives in The Bronx. Her artistic disciplines include Music (Songwriting, Singing, and Rapping) and Theater. She has been an Activist, an Educator, and an Advocate within the Transgender community (and other marginalized communities) for over a decade. She has studied under Theater greats such as Louis Johnson (Head Choreographer- The Metropolitan Opera, & Berry Gordy’s The Wiz) and Woody King Jr. (Director- New Federal Theater). She had also been the first out transgender woman of African descent to appear as a guest on a daytime soap opera (All My Children), and she has performed on various stages around NYC and within the country, including (but not limited to): Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis), The Public Theater, LaMama Experimental Theater Club, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her belief system is similar to the Ancient Greek approach to the arts in education. Which is the idea that artistic disciplines should be treated as an essential supplement to non-artistic subjects within a student’s curriculum and, therefore given equal respect.