MorrisonDance is directed by Sarah Morrison, who is a choreographer, performer, educator and behavioral researcher. A recipient of the 2018, OhioDance award for “Advancing the Artform” and the 2009 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship, Morrison has guided this unique company of professional dancers to explore cross-disciplinary approaches to creation and education, and to discover new creative marriages with other artistic media, science, nature, and technology. MorrisonDance was the world’s first company to use the internet for a live broadcast of a dance concert in 1997, and continuously seeks out innovative connections between dance and other disciplines through collaborations with NASA, BrainMaster, Ingenuity Cleveland and individual artists and scientists throughout the US. The partnership with CAL aligns with MorrisonDance’s mission by developing and providing innovative educational opportunities to all youth.
The mission of MorrisonDance is to inspire and cultivate public awareness of the art of dance through performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations. To provide, promote, and participate in educational and outreach programs that increase the awareness of dance and that encourage community cultural and artistic endeavors; to research and develop integrated and cross-disciplinary teaching and presentation methods for dance; and to create opportunities for artists and performers of various media, augmenting the accessibility of dance as a performing art.