Christopher Morgan

Takoma Park, MD

Christopher K. Morgan is a choreographer, educator, facilitator, curator, and arts administrator. Known as a thoughtful advocate for cultural integrity, inclusivity, and diverse representation in the studio and on stage, his Native Hawaiian ancestry and wide-ranging international performance career influence all aspects of his work. As executive artistic director of Dance Place in Washington, DC, Morgan stewarded the organization through the triple pandemics of 2020, maintaining the entire staff with no layoffs or furloughs while continuing to pay artists and teachers.

Since 2006, Morgan 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. Frequently sought as a speaker and grants reviewer, he has been at the forefront of national discussions on equity in the arts. He currently serves on the board of the National Performance Network, is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Equitable Partnership Working Group, and on the Association of Performing Arts Professionals 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Born in Orange County, California, he resides in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his husband, opera director Kyle Lang.