Water Street Dance Milwaukee
Water Street Dance Milwaukee is a dance organization based in Milwaukee WI committed to providing innovative performances, educational outreach, and a platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the midwest. The company has been a dominant force in the Milwaukee arts scene and the greater midwest dance community, and only continues to excel further under their new vision.
Artistic Director Morgan Williams aims to fulfill his vision of a dance company that offers an impactful dance experiences to audiences and dancers everywhere.The company brings their ambition and passion to cities all over the country through innovative and unique contemporary fusion rep. Most recently in 2018-2019, the company has performed its work in cities including, but not limited to: San Francisco CA, New York City NY, Chicago IL, Columbus OH, St. Louis, MO and Milwaukee, WI. They’re committed to all parts of concert dance: the creation process, collaborative input, producing dynamic and expressive works unique to the company, and translating the latter product into performances offered to multifarious audiences.
Morgan “Mo” Williams is originally from Chicago, IL. While attending Chicago Academy for the Arts, Williams had the privilege of studying under Randy Duncan, Guillermo Leyva, and Anna Paskveska. Following Chicago Academy for the Arts, Mo received and accepted his first professional contract to dance with Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis, IN at the age of 18. Following his time with Dance Kaleidoscope, Mo continued his professional dance career by performing with numerous companies: Momenta Dance Company, Cerqua Rivera, Joel Hall & Dancers, Chicago Dance Crash, Deeply Rooted, Eisenhower Dance Detroit & Visceral Dance Chicago.
Additionally, Williams was featured on Season 10 of “SYTYCD,” and succeeded to an L.A. finalist on the show in Season 11. Mo’s expanded performance credits include Detroit Opera House’s productions of Aida, Pearl Fishers, Carmina Burana, Mac Cosmetics, and ESPN Wisconsin Sports Awards.
In addition to his professional training and performance credits, Mo is also both a committed teacher and choreographer. Mo has trained dancers from many studios, dance conventions, and workshops that have spanned across the United States. Currently he is serving as Director of competitive companies at In Motion Dance Studio.
Furthermore, Mo is the proud Director of Water Street Dance Milwaukee. As such, Williams has choreographed numerous professional works of concert dance on Water Street dancers. These choreographic works have been able to impact the Milwaukee community, as Water Street Dance Milwaukee is an official resident company of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, Mo’s choreographic contributions to Water Street have been featured across the United States on numerous company performance tours. Performances of Mo’s choreography have included those at World of Dance, Motorcity Movement, Urbanite, Columbus Arts Festival, and Milwaukee Fringe Festival. Mo’s additional choreography credits include music artists Ginuwine and Pretty Lights, and most recently Purple Veins-The Essential Prince Tribute Band, following his appointment as head choreographer.