Short Bio:

Margaret Morrison is a rhythm tap soloist, choreographer, playwright, and dance scholar. She questions and resists gendered and racialized stereotypes in her creative performance projects and writings, and explores meaning through tap dance. She is a 2019 recipient of the Flo-Bert Life Achievement Award for her contributions to tap dance. Margaret wrote, starred, and tap danced in her first play Home In Her Heart, an interracial lesbian love story, which ran for over 40 performances in New York City. She has appeared as a featured soloist with Tap City on Tour and performed her own solo works in New York at the Joyce, the Duke Theater, Symphony Space, Town Hall, PS 122, the Nuyorican Poets Café, as well as in Europe and Brazil. Margaret has choreographed works for ensembles across the U.S. and during the 1980s and 90s, she toured the world with the American Tap Dance Orchestra, directed by Brenda Bufalino. Critics have hailed Margaret as "feather-footed and musically astute," and a "consummate artist who breaks the mold.” Margaret is a popular master teacher at festivals across the globe. She teaches in the Dance Department of Barnard College and at the American Tap Dance Foundation, she serves as the Education Advisor and Co-Director of the Tap Teacher Trainings. Margaret completed her MFA in Dance through American Dance Festival/Hollins University. Her writings on tap dance history have been published by Dance Research Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, the Dance Heritage Coalition, and in the forthcoming anthology Dancing the African Diaspora

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