Christopher K. Morgan has directed Art Omi: Dance since 2006, shaping its unique approach to cross cultural collaboration and peer-to-peer mentorship. His Native Hawaiian ancestry and a wide-ranging dance career that moved him to San Diego, Munich, Washington DC, New York, Dublin, London, and Hawai'i - all influence his work. He is Vice President of Programming at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (the MACC), curating dozens of music, dance, and theater performances each year, overseeing the Schaefer International Gallery, and a robust arts education program that serves thousands of Hawai'i youth, adults, and arts educators. From 2017-2021 he served as Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington, D.C. stewarding the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact by maintaining Dance Place’s entire 23 person staff with no layoffs or furloughs and continuing to pay artists. Christopher founded dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, in 2011; the same year Dance Magazine profiled him as one of six breakout choreographers in the United States. His choreographic work has received support from Creative Capital, New England Foundation for the Arts, Dance USA, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and Western Arts Alliance. Nominated by President Joseph R. Biden and confirmed by Congress, Christopher serves on the National Council on the Arts. He lives in Makawao, Hawai'i with his husband, opera director Kyle Lang.