Margaret Morrison
Space Grant (1997/1998)

Margaret Morrison is a rhythm tap soloist, choreographer, playwright, and researcher who teaches and performs across the United States, Europe and Brazil. In 2019 she will receive the Flo-Bert Life Achievement Award for her contributions to Tap. Margaret has been called “feather-footed and musically astute” by the New York Times, and has worked for over thirty years in multi-discipline collaborations with percussionists, poets, musicians, and dancers. Her current performance and writing projects explore race, gender, and social meaning in tap dance history. She wrote and starred in her first play, Home In Her Heart, an interracial lesbian love story, directed by Cheryl King. Margaret has toured as a tap soloist to Armenia, Romania, and Moscow, hosted by the US Embassy, has guest lectured at universities, and presents her research on women tap dancers at academic conferences. Dance Research Journal and Los Angeles Review of Books have published her research on tap. Her chapter, “Juanita Pitts: Race, Gender and the Female Hoofer” is forthcoming in the anthology Dancing the African Diaspora, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz.