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Originally from a farm in Saskatchewan, Gerry Morita graduated from Simon Fraser University’s dance program, and has since worked in Vancouver, Montreal, Tokyo and Edmonton as a dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher. Her body of work involves continuous inquiry into new ways of seeing movement, the body, and the spaces between us. She studies and teaches contact improvisation, Noguchi Taiso and other somatic-based techniques in order to find non-performative, natural ways of being in the body.
Recently, Gerry has focused on sound/movement connections in her work with Shawn Pinchbeck and Interactives at U of A. As Artistic Director of Edmonton-based Mile Zero Dance, (www.milezerodance.com) she has created a prolific body of work and collaborates widely, performing in various found locations as well as in theatres. She is currently completing an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Alberta under the tutelage of Lin Snelling, exploring the use of weight in dance.