Sarah Morrison began her professional career at the age of sixteen with Lee Harper & Dancers (Atlanta, GA). She relocated to Cleveland upon receiving the Creative Achievement Award for choreography to attend Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). At CWRU, she earned her BA in Theater Arts and Psychology (minoring in Biology), as well as her MA in Psychology. While establishing her dance company, Morrison worked as a behavioral researcher in the Visual Perception lab at CWRU, where she co-authored several scientific papers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
An avid collaborator, Morrison has cultivated partnerships with some of the area’s most fascinating artists and organizations including NASA, BrainMaster, moCa, and Ingenuity Cleveland. She has been honored with the OhioDance Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Artform,” and the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary work. Her company, MorrisonDance, has additionally been supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation (NYC), the Puffin Foundation (NJ), and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for their community involvement and interdisciplinary approach. Morrison is an adjunct professor in Psychology at Baldwin Wallace University and in Dance at Cuyahoga Community College. She has additionally developed dance programs integrating science and math standards for preK-12 through the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.
An award-winning choreographer and dancer, Morrison’s programs are informed by her scholarly work in developmental psychology, and her goal to encourage students to learn through exploration and discovery using movement games and techniques. Her creative and educational work stems from the belief that all of life is interdisciplinary.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adult
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio system
- Electrical outlets
- Performance space (This can be achieved in a classroom by moving desks and chairs.)