Savery Morgan

Dance Theater of Harlem

Ballethnic_Guest Artist

Florida Ballet – Guest Artist

Savery Morgan started his training at the age of 16 in Jacksonville Florida. He received intense training from Jacksonville Centre of the Arts (JCA) under the direction of Kezia Rolle. While training at JCA he attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts where he was a member of the Tap ensemble and Dance Theater. Training in the two institutes equipped Mr. Morgan with an amazing amount of performance experience which he always refers too when he performs. Shortly after graduating he was offered an apprenticeship with Laurie Byrd the director of Florida Ballet in Jacksonville Florida. As an apprentice with the Florida Ballet he performed in ballets such as “Taming of the Shrew” and “Dracula.” On the summer of 2004 for Mr. Morgan was offered a contract with the Dance Theater of Harlem’s “Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble.”  Under direction of Author Mitchell, he began to experience Neo Classical ballet by great choreographers such as George Balanchine, Robert Garland and Author Mitchell. Dancing with the ensemble allowed him to perform around the nation and inform different audiences on the art of dance.  Savery made his first appearance with Dance Theater of Harlem in Washington, D.C. in Dialogues choreographed by Glen Tetley and South African Suite choreographed by Author Mitchell. While living in New York, NY Mr. Morgan was appointed the Artistic director for Footprint Dance in Jamaica, NY. He was also a part of the artistic development team for Dance Space in Hempstead, NY.

After one seasons with the “Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble” Mr. Morgan was offered a contract by Nena Gilreath and Waverly Lucas II co-founders of Ballethnic Dance Company in Atlanta, GA. He made his debut with the company in the Urban Nutcracker as the Urban Gardner and leader of the Radiant Russians dancers in 2005. He premiered as the Urban Nutcracker as the Nutcracker and as the Chocolatire in 2007. He was apart of Dr. Maya Angelou’s 80th Birthday Celebration were he performed Waltz Tango choreographed by Waverly Lucas II. Mr. Morgan continues to perform in productions such a Epiphany I and II, Jazzy Sleeping Beauty, The Leopard Tales and as Will Parish in Pearl Cleagues Flyin’ West the Ballet.

Mr. Morgan continues to make appearances as a guest artist with the Florida Ballet of Jacksonville, the cavalier with the Greensboro Ballet in Greensboro, NC, the Arabian soloist with the First Coast Nutcracker and many regional and national companies around the U.S. He is a guest instructor in many academies and pre-professional institutes around the nation. Mr. Morgan and his business partner Dewitt Cooper III are celebrating their 11th year serving as co-founders and directors of Jacksonville Florida’s CooperMorgan Dance. Each year the two Jacksonville natives host a summer intensive catering to young local and international artist of dance. The summer intensive kick off is followed by a professional concert and award ceremony featuring local professional and pre-professional artist of the Jacksonville dance community. Shortly after the Jacksonville intensive the companies heads west of the first coast to encourage other young artist in the capital city of Tallahassee, FL.

 

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