Alanna Morris-Van Tassel
Dancer, Educator, Choreographer, Producer, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel is Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch!" (2018) and one of City Pages' Artists of the Year (2018).
A featured dancer with TU Dance (Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, Co-Artistic Dir.) from 2007-2017; 2016 Jerome Foundation Travel/Study grant recipient to study Afro-Caribbean dance and culture in Trinidad with the New Waves! Festival (dir. Makeda Thomas); and 2015 McKnight Dance Fellowship recipient.
Through AMVTP Alanna is producing a body of solo work in collaboration with inspiring artists through curated performances, educational programs, and community engagement, including 2017 commission by Jamie Philbert (Trinidad).
In September 2018 Morris-Van Tassel co-produced and shared an evening of solos from Idan Sharabi (Israel) at Gibney Dance Center (NY) in partnership with PlaygroundNYC and Troy Ogilvie (NY).
In October 2018 Alanna produced an evening of Caribbean Diasporic solo dance and story, premiering her solo, “Yam, Potatoe an Fish!” in a split bill with MN-based Choreographer-Dancer, Jonathan Van Arneman at the Art Box in Minneapolis.
This January 2019 she shares her work at the OffSet Dance Fest in Brooklyn, New York.
"Yam, Potatoe an Fish!" is availabe for touring in 2019.
Alanna holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School.