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Sophia Morris
Professional Summary

Dancer/choreographer and actress/director with over 35 years of experience in both the arts and film and television.   Many years as a performer, creator, director and teacher in highly-regarded,  distinguished organizations .   Achievement in the highest calibre of both fields, achieving exceptional results in both creation and execution of work as well as in the administration and leadership of projects and departments.



Broad understanding across multiple art forms Skilled leader in highly-pressurized environment

Highly organized Respected liason between artist and supervisors

Skilled negotiator

Choreographer / Actress Sep 2004Present Twistin Shout, Ltd Los Angeles, CA Performer / choreographer in television, film and commercials, Los Angeles.
Casting director for voice over / ADR in television and film for over 20 years.
In acting projects:  
-Broker and act as liason between producers and post production departments for approximately 60 pilots and series, films and animation projects.
-Coordinate all aspects of booking, scheduling , contracts, legal clearance, administration for group (4-15) actors per session of each episode per project.  Inform group regarding subject matter research required for sessions.   Attend spot sessions with producers, sound department.
-Direct and act in voiceover sessions,  coordinate with producer and supervisor regarding budget and union stipulations. 
-Oversee paperwork for actors from startup to payroll including federal- and state-required forms.
In choreography projects:
-Similar to acting projects, with the addition of rehearsal sessions and coordination with production for administration of payroll.
-Share in production and shooting requirements with Director, oversee dancers during shoot.
Acting coach, "Indian in the Cupboard" Feb 1995Apr 1995 Kennedy/Marshall Productions Los Angeles, CA
Production Coordinator Feb 1989May 1994 Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles, CA Coordinate all aspects of television production from budgets to wrap.    Responsible for pre-production,  contracts, schedule, set-up, union interface, payroll package oversight, daily production concerns, all productions documents including:
-Shoot schedule
-Episode schedule
-Production reports
-Call sheets
Serve as interface between all departments, producers and writers, post production.
Prepare all invoices for producer approval,  setup and followup for all production vendors and accounts, submit approved payments to parent company for processing.
Lecturer / Adjunct Jan 1993Dec 1993 UCLA, Los Angeles , CA Taught modern technique, composition
Artist-In-Residence / Workshops / Master Classes Feb 1991Dec 1993 Various colleges (Loyola Marymount, CSU Long Beach, ie) LA area, CA Taught all levels modern, ballet technique;  composition; repertoire and performance
Dancer Jan 1973Jul 1987 Dance Companies: Twyla Tharp, Dan Wagoner, Douglas Norwick, Baroque Dance Ensemble New York, NY Performer in modern dance and 18th Century dance.
Touring and New York City performances.
Legal assistant May 1984Jan 1987 Leonard Easter, Esq New York, NY Reported directly to Mr. Easter on all administrative details of caseload, mostly cases in the arts / New York City.
Conducted research on relevant court cases in the arts.
Prepared and processed bluebacks (litigation and manuscript case backup) for New York State and City  filings.
Assisted on preparation for IRS 501 (c) (3) applications for non-profit status for arts organizations.
Financial assistant Apr 1980Jul 1983 Dia Art Foundation New York, NY Coordinated all financials for 12 projects,  annual budgets over 10 million dollars.
Conducted budget review and analysis for each active project.
Responsible for accounts payable, approvals and payment;  cash flow;  administration of 
Managing Editor Jan 1980Nov 1980 Radius Advertising New York, NY Wrote, edited a monthly newsletter, "Casino World".
Conducted interviews, researched topics relevant to casino gaming both in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, as well as investigating global concerns in the business.
Assisted other departments with accounts,  as needed.
Chairman, Department of Dance Jan 1975Dec 1975 Cornell University Ithaca, NY As Chairman pro tem in the joint Theater / Dance Department,  I oversaw all administrative duties of the Chair in the  Dance division.   I worked in conjunction with the Chair of the Theater division in matters around scheduling, syllabi, hiring and productions.   Prior to the Chairmanship, I served as Instructor for the academic semester Fall, 1974.
Courses taught  ( as Chair taught a 3/4 course load) included:
 Modern and Ballet technique (all levels);  Composition;  Improv;  Dance History (overview);  Period Dance;  Dance in the 20th Century;  Arts in Contemporary America;   Technique through Repertoire;  Movement for Actors;   Dance for Non-majors and Athletes  
Master of Arts: Dance Choreography/Performance May 1974 The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science May 1972 State University of NY College at Potsdam Potsdam, NY
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Previous Companies:

  • Twistin Shout
  • Ltd
  • Kennedy

Previous Job Positions:

  • Choreographer
  • Actress
  • Acting coach
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Production Coordinator


  • The Ohio State University
  • State University of NY College at Potsdam

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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