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Roots in Motion
Megan Taylor Morrison follows the call of West African dance to Guinea, where she is moved by drums as well as the legacy of Les Ballets Africains.
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About the Journalist
Megan Taylor Morrison is a journalist, author, dancer, and business coach. Her work has been featured in many outlets, including HuffPost, USA Today, Yahoo!, and The New York Times.
Her first book, Dance Adventures: True Stories About Dancing Abroad, was an Amazon bestseller across five categories. It was also a finalist for the Ruth Lovell Murray Book Award sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and an award-winning manuscript in the Best Book Awards 2021. The anthology is being used in university curriculum and was covered by NPR, NBC, and other major media outlets.
As a featured speaker at the NDEO National Conferences in 2018, 2019, and 2021, Morrison has spoken about the African roots of American vernacular jazz, the importance of dance travel, and best practices for cultural sensitivity when writing about dances worldwide.
From 2015 to 2018, Morrison served as the founder and CEO of a company that facilitated cultural immersion through dance in Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Guinea. Through the trips she organized, dozens of Americans had the chance to learn about artistic traditions worldwide.
Morrison holds a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in international affairs and French from the University of Puget Sound.
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