Morgan Teel is a multidisciplinary choreographer based in Austin, Texas. Teel graduated from University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is originally from Crestview, Florida. Her dance films have premiered nationally in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, and New York as well as internationally in Venice, Italy as part of the International Video Art Festival. Teel’s creative research in dance film won 1st place for Best Work in Creative and Performing Arts as well as 1st place for Best Work with a Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Approach at a Mississippi research symposium. Her creative research for Epicenter has been internationally recognized through Stigmart 10’s Videofocus, an online magazine publication. In 2015, Teel was an Artist in Residence in Seaside, Florida for Escape To Create, Inc., a multidisciplinary artist residency. It was there she created Architextures, the first dance film made along the Emerald Coast. Teel has received the Gladys Kemp Lisanby Award through the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Thelma Johnson Arts Award, and the Emerging Arts Leader in Austin Award, and the 2015-2016 Cultural Arts Division of Austin Community Initiatives Award. She is excited to be Artistic Director and Founder of Dance Waterloo.