Sarah Morrison, Director of Research

Sarah Morrison, Dance/USA’s Director of Research and adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University and Cuyahoga Community College, brings a diverse research portfolio in the behavioral and cognitive neurosciences, arts, and education. She has presented internationally and co-authored scientific publications for journals like Cortex, has been integral to NIH-funded projects with Case Western Reserve University, Boston University, and the Cleveland Clinic, and has consulted with NEA-funded organizations as an external monitor and evaluator. Specializing in research methodology, Sarah teaches research design at area Universities, has mentored undergraduates and graduates through their research projects, and has consulted with service organizations, dance companies, and individual artists. 

In addition to her research, Sarah is a lifelong dancer, an acclaimed choreographer, and founder of a longstanding nonprofit dance company. She has created and produced over 20 original productions and 75+ original dances. Her dance and interdisciplinary works have been honored by organizations such as the Rauschenberg Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Cleveland Foundation and has recently been selected for inclusion in the OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection for her significant impact on dance.

Sarah loves asking questions and seeking answers. As the Director of Research at Dance/USA, she is excited to combine her two areas of expertise to serve and support all aspects of the national dance community, big and small! Sarah works remotely from Cleveland, Ohio where she continues to cultivate the vibrancy of the dance community in the Midwest through performance, education, and collaboration.

ID: A woman with a light complexion, long straight brown hair, and dangly leaf-shaped earrings, smiles warmly at the camera in front of a blurred background of winter trees and a lake. Photo by Dan Tyson.


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