Morgan Embry is a lighting/projection designer and choreographer from Athens, Alabama. Currently based in Irvine, California, she is working professionally as a multidisciplinary artist. She began dancing at the age of 4 and has not stopped pursuing her art since.
Embry graduated Cum Laude from The University of Alabama. She received dual Bachelor's Degrees in Dance and Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Spanish. Now she is going into her final year in the MFA Lighting Design program at The University of California, Irvine. Embry works nationally and internationally and loves every minute of it. She was guest choreographer for two seasons at The University of West Alabama. She was a featured soloist performer and ensemble member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre for three years. Internationally, she has been an instructor and featured performer with Organizacion Danzamerica in San Louis Potosi, Mexico, and resident hip hop instructor, choreographer, and dance program director for Ferias Desportivas in Portimao, Portugal. She also worked in collaboration with Dancenema Associação as an instructor and performer in Portimao, Portugal. Her choreography and lighting design have been featured in performances and shows across the US, Mexico, Portugal, and Israel. Prior to her relocation to California, Embry was working in her fields as a Teaching Fellow at Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, New York. While here, she also created and debuted her multimedia dance work, There, Is Nothing. In 2018, Embry traveled to Israel to study with Vertigo Dance Company, Kolben Dance Company, Catamon Dance Company, and in the Gaga dance form with members of Batsheva Dance Company. While in Israel, Embry was the lighting designer for the premier of a new choreographic work by Nitzan Lederman, as well as the designer for the remounting of repertory works by Kolben Dance and Vertigo Dance Companies. These works will make their US debuts on the dance students of UC Irvine in Spring of 2019.
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Currently, Morgan is working professionally in Irvine, California, and completing her studies as a MFA Lighting Design Candidate at University of California Irvine. Here, she is exploring different forms of technology integration into dance, drama, music, and other forms of live performance. She is thoroughly enjoying the many opportunities to collaborate with talented artists and creators. Keep your eye out for her lighting designs in the dance conference, ACDA, in spring of 2019 and many other upcoming projects.