Christopher K. Morgan

Christopher K. Morgan
Cluster: 
Dance Performance and Scholarship
Academic Rank: 
Artist-in-Residence

Christopher K. Morgan is a choreographer, performer, teacher and arts facilitator born in Orange County, CA. He currently resides in North Bethesda, MD where he is the Artistic Director of contemporary dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A). Christopher’s Native Hawaiian ancestry and a diverse, international modern dance career that moved him to Munich, Washington DC, New York, Dublin and London, all influence his choreography. Said to be "charming and poignant" by The New York Times, his work has been presented in 18 countries on 5 continents and has addressed issues including sexuality, gender identity, race, climate change, and water conservation.

Christopher founded CKM&A in 2011; the same year Dance Magazine profiled him as one of six breakout choreographers in the United States. His 2010 work +1/-1, commissioned by the U.S. State Department and CityDance, opened the Ramallah International Dance Festival and won the Dance Metro DC award for Outstanding New Work that year. Christopher has adjudicated for the American College Dance Festival and served on panels for the NEA, Maryland State Arts Council and McKnight Foundation among others. Recent awards include a 2013 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, 2014 NPN Creation Fund Award, a 2014 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Solo Dance Performance and a 2014 National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grant from NEFA.

In addition to directing CKM&A, Christopher is also the director of the Dance Omi International Dance Collective, an annual collaborative residency for choreographers in New York. After over 3 happy years as the Artist in Residence at American University, Christopher became the Dance Artist in Residence in the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland in fall 2014. www.christopherkmorgan.com