Adia Morris is a freelance artist and educator who has been a part of the Twin Cities performing arts and entertainment communities for over 10 years. Adia has been incredibly fortunate to be able to work in creative fields since earning her B.A. in Classics (think ancient Greece and Rome, not “Oliver Twist”) from Duke University. Most recently, Adia performed in “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Guthrie and in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Park Square Theatre, and danced with Karen Charles’ Threads Dance Project in “The Secrets of Slave Songs” for the 2014-2015 season.
Not only a performer, Adia loves helping others learn - “watching the lightbulb turn on” so to speak - and has taught dance and theatre workshops for Guthrie Theater, Youth Performance Company, and Minneapolis Public Schools, directed local playwright Thomas Poole’s “Robin Hood” for Nova Classical Academy, and choreographs for musical theatre - most recently “Shrek: the Musical” for River City Theater Company, “Twas the Night” for Lakeshore Players, and many productions for Nova Classical Academy.
Height: 5’11” Eyes: Dark Brown Hair: Dark Brown
To Kill A Mockingbird - Calpurnia/Ensemble - Guthrie Theater
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Helena/Snug/Cobweb - Park Square Theatre
In the Next Room - Elizabeth - Jungle Theater
The Odyssey - Athena - Park Square Theatre
Come Hell and High Water - Woman - The Moving Co
I Make No Promises... - Layla - Trusty Paper Ship
Dance Money Grind - Prudence - MOV3
Buck the Rider - Woman One - Thirst Theater
1940s Radio Hour - Geneva Lee Browne - Theatre L’Homme Dieu
Venus - Chorus - Frank Theater
Our Town - Stage Manager - St Croix Valley Summer Theatre
Alice In Wonderland - Alice - Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre
The Actors WorkOut, Raye Birk, Inst.
Zenon Dance Company and School – Intensive Study Program
Duke University, Durham, NC, B.A. degree in Classics, Minor in Theatre
Horseback riding, choreography/movement coaching, dance (jazz, afro modern, ballet, modern), singing (alto), emergency light board programming and operation