Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Zach Morris, B.F.A.

Zach Morris Faculty Profile ImageZach Morris is a Bessie Award-winning director and choreographer whose work includes site-specific performances, installation art, video and multi-media projects, and immersive performance environments. He is particularly interested in creating projects that place contemporary art and performance in non-traditional contexts.

Zach's work has been seen internationally, around the U.S. and at numerous venues in New York City including: Danspace Project, The Abrons Arts Center, Joe's Pub, The World Financial Center, the South Street Seaport as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Sitelines Series, Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama E.T.C., University Settlement/ The New York Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, the Williamsburg Art Nexus, The Merce Cunningham Studio, as well as countless public/outdoor spaces.

He is the recipient of a New York Dance and Performance Award for Creation/Choreography, the Henry Boettcher Award for Excellence in Directing, and the NYC Fringe Fest Award for Excellence in Choreography. Zach has been granted residencies or commissions from Arts Brookfield, The Hudson Opera House, Abrons Arts Center, Danspace Project, The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, Topaz Arts, La Mama, LMCC, the Swarthmore Project, Epiphany Theatre Company, and others. Zach is Co-Artistic Director of the award-winning multidisciplinary performance company, Third Rail Projects; organizer and moderator of the NYC Dance Film Lab; and a teaching artist through Movement Research. 

Zach  has previously served as the Co-Creator and Co-Director of the Westbeth New Works Program; the National and International Programs Associate at Dance Theater Workshop; and as adjunct faculty for Florida State University and SUNY Purchase. Zach has a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.