Christopher K. Morgan is the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington, DC, where he oversees the curation of over 45 weekends of performances by national and international choreographers annually, a school for youth and adults, youth enrichment programs and continues Dance Place’s leadership in creative placemaking. He is also the Artistic & Executive Director of contemporary dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A) and the Director of Dance Omi, an annual collaborative residency for international choreographers in New York. Born in Orange County, CA, Christopher’s Native Hawaiian ancestry and a diverse, international modern dance career that moved him to San Diego, Munich, New York, Dublin and London all influence his work as an administrator, choreographer, educator, facilitator, curator and performer. Said to be "direct, transcendent and entrancing" by The Washington Post, his choreography has been presented in 18 countries on five continents. He founded CKM&A in 2011; the same year Dance Magazine profiled him as one of six breakout choreographers in the United States. Awards include a 2014 NPN Creation Fund Award, 2014 NEFA National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grant, the 2015 Montgomery County Executive’s Outstanding Artist Award and 2011, 2014 and 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. Christopher taught at American University (Washington, DC) from 2011-14, and in the BA and MFA programs at the University of Maryland from 2014-2017. In demand as a speaker, panelist and grants reviewer for his informed and balanced perspective, Morgan has recently been at the forefront of national and international discussions on cultural appropriation, diversity, equity and inclusion. He resides in North Bethesda, MD with his husband, opera director Kyle Lang.