CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN is the Artistic Director of Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Dance Artist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Dance Omi International Dance Collective. His widely praised work, grounded in his native Hawaiian ancestry and performances in 18 countries on 5 continents, addresses issues including sexuality, gender identity, race, climate change, and water conservation. Mr. Morgan has taught at over 30 universities and conservatories in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, and served on panels for the NEA, Maryland State Arts Council and McKnight Foundation. Recent awards include a 2013 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, 2014 NPN Creation Fund, 2014 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, 2014 National Dance Project Grant from NEFA, and being named one of Origin Magazine’s Top 100 Creatives in 2015. CKM&A was voted Washington DC’s Best Dance Company in the 2015 CityPaper Reader’s Poll.