MORGAN REID

Choreographer, Dancer, Composer and Guitarist

 

Morgan Reid was born in 1989 in Toronto, Canada.                 
He started his dance education with the Toronto Dance Theater at the age of 12 and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts and the National Ballet School of Canada, moving to Europe in 2007 to attend the Rotterdam Dance academy in the Netherlands. In 2009, Morgan moved to Barcelona to dance with IT Dansa, since then he has danced with both the Landestheater Linz and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munich).        


Morgan Reid's choreographic efforts began in 2006 with a Solo: "Movement Forces". In 2007, Morgan showed two separate works  "Mad Rush" and " Bound Flow" choreographed to the music of Philip Glass. At the age of 17 he received the Bailey Bird Memorial Award for Choreography in Toronto. While in Barcelona he created works such as "Tool" (2010), "The Void...Between" (2010 live music performed by MR), "Artificial Sun Projections" (2011) and "Understanding Survival" (2010 original composition for Lucie Burton in Brussels).

Morgan worked as a freelance choreographer and teacher in Toronto creating a new work "Fusion" (Jan. 2012) commissioned by the Toronto based company "The Parahumans" 12 dancers with original music composition by Morgan Reid performed at the "Dance Ontario Weekend". Shortly after his arrival in Linz, Morgan arranged music/dance improvisation performances for the "Lange Nacht der Bühne" in both 2012 and 2013. 

He has since choreographed, in partnership with Tine Schmidt, 4 pieces under the company name of PHASE-ZERO Productions. You can read about them all under the "Productions" Tab. 


Alongside his dance career, Morgan Reid has been working   as a professional guitarist and composer, investing his time in his own creations and collaborations. In 2013, Morgan placed in multiple international guitar competitions such as: Top 10 in JTC competition 2015, Final 8 in Guitar Idol (Live Performance in London England). Won 5th in Per Nilsson's Guitar Messenger Solo Competition, 6th prize in the 2013 French Guitar Contest and 3rd in the Guitar On Sky 2 guitar competition. 
Morgan is also playing with melodic death metal heavyweights Bloodshot Dawn (UK).

                                                                                           

Morgan has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2004 and has a 2nd degree black belt in shotokan karate from the Japan Karate Association (JKA).