Gerry Morita (BA Dance/ MFA Theatre) hails from Saskatchewan, and has lived and worked in Vancouver, Montréal, and Tokyo as a dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher before arriving in Edmonton in 2001. Her performances have toured Poland, Turkey, Estonia, Canada, and Japan. Morita’s body of work involves continuous inquiry into new ways of seeing movement, the body, and the spaces between us. She specializes in contact improvisation, Noguchi Taiso and other somatic-based and improvisational techniques, working with artists from all disciplines in a vast array of both conventional and site-specific venues. She has received the Mayor’s Award for Innovation in Artistic Direction, the Edmonton Salute for Excellence, Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund and was recognized by the AFA as one of Alberta’s 25 Influential Artists.