2018 Native Launchpad Artists

Anthony Hudson

Anthony Hudson (Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker. Anthony lives in Portland, OR among lush greenery, sprawling gentrification, and a not-mutually-exclusive fear of bridges and earthquakes. Anthony is perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. His 2016 work, Looking for Tiger Lilly, was recently performed to acclaim at The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.

Christopher K. Morgan

Christopher Morgan (Native Hawaiian) is a contemporary dance choreographer, performer, and programmer based in Washington DC. Christopher’s performing career has been expansive, dancing for the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Kevin Wynn and the Collection, Shapiro & Smith, Selfish Shellfish (Germany), Hernando Cortez, and Pilobolus Creative Services, among many others. He is currently working on a two-part work, Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence, co-commissioned by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, that will incorporate modern dance, hula, Hawaiian chant, and original live music.

Allison Akootchook Warden

Allison Akootchook Warden (Iñupiaq) is an artist now living in Anchorage, AK who uses music, hip-hop, spoken word, video, and installations to create a healing, transcendent experience for her audiences. Among her recent awards, she is the recipient 2018 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship in Music, and a 2018 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship in New Genres. She has performed around the United States, but more often in Europe. Allison is the co-leader of a traditional Iñupiaq dance group, the Kisaġvigmiut Traditional Dancers, based in Anchorage.