Christopher K. Morgan

Jul 23 2019
Tribal Affiliation: Native Hawaiian
Artistic Discipline: Dance
2018 Native Launchpad Artist
Washington, D.C.

Christopher founded contemporary dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists in 2011; the same year Dance Magazine profiled him as 1 of 6 breakout choreographers in the US. Born in Orange County, CA, his Native Hawaiian ancestry and wide-ranging career influence his multi-faceted work. Said to be “Direct, transcendent and entrancing" (The Washington Post), his choreography has been presented in 18 countries on 5 continents. Awards include a 2013 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, 2014 and 2019 NPN Creation Fund, 2014 and 2020 NEFA National Dance Project Production Grants, 2018 Native Launchpad Award from WAA, and a 2019 Dance USA Fellowship for Artists. Teaching credits include American University (2011-14), the BA and MFA programs at the University of Maryland (2014-17), and residencies at over 20 conservatories and institutions in the US and abroad. Christopher is Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington, DC, where he curates 40 weekends of performances/year and oversees a school for youth and adults. Since 2006 Christopher has directed Art Omi: Dance, an annual collaborative residency for international choreographers in New York, where he created an utterly unique international cultural exchange program. His upcoming work Native Intelligence|Innate Intelligence premieres in May 2020.