Doctor (honorary), University Arts, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Ursinus College, 2007.
Dancer various productions United States, Canada, Caribbean, 1950—1961, Pearl Bailey Productions, national tour, 1961—1966. Choreographer Harlem Productions, Atlantic City, 1958—1967. Director, choreographer, teacher Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, since 1960.
Founder, executive director Philadelphia Dance Company, since 1970. Board directors University City Council, since 2000, Arts and Business Council, since 1999. Honorary chair, founder International Association Blacks in Dance.
Consultant National Endowment for Arts, 1970—1984, panelist, 1970—1982, Ohio State Arts Coun, 1981—1984, Michigan State Arts Council, 1981—1984. Dance panel Pennsylvania State Arts Council, 1987, Maryland State Arts Council, 1990, Arts Presenters, 1995, New Jersey/Delaware State Council on The Arts, 1994, The Kennedy Center AAEP, 1996. Advisor National Dance Project, 1999—2004.
Director Wade Communications, since 1983.
Member Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council, since 1984. Board directors Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Dance/United States of America, Citizens for Arts in Pennsylvania, Coalition of African-American Culture Institute, Spruce Family Planning Clinic.
Married Frederick Johnson, 1951 (divorced). Married Max Brown, November 18, 1967 (divorced). Children: Dannielle C. Brown, Marlisa J. Brown-Saint.