Christopher Kaui Morgan Joins the NACF Team


Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member Christopher Kaui Morgan as the Director of NACF’s Center for Native Arts and Cultures!

Christopher Kaui Morgan (Native Hawaiian) is an established choreographer, educator, facilitator, curator, and arts administrator. He served as the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington, D.C., from 2017-2021. He also directed Art Omi: Dance, an annual collaborative residency for international choreographers in Ghent, New York.

“Christopher holds a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable for NACF,” says Lulani Arquette, NACF President/CEO. “He brings this combination of skills and talents in executive leadership, arts administration, fundraising, and as an artist, precisely what we need at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures (CNAC). He is truly unique and wonderful, and we are delighted to welcome him as part of our team!”

Christopher serves on the board of the National Performance Network and the Advisory Council for the America 250 Commemoration. President Joseph Biden also nominated him to join the National Council on the Arts, for which Christopher is awaiting Senate Confirmation. He is a thoughtful advocate for cultural integrity, inclusivity, and diverse representation in the studio and on stage; his Native Hawaiian ancestry and wide-ranging international performance career influence all aspects of his work.

Since receiving a 2013 NACF Fellowship in Dance, I have greatly admired the important work NACF does to support and elevate Native Artists. It is an honor to join this work. I look forward to how my role as the Director of CNAC will allow me to focus my administrative and advocacy work in support of Native Artists through exhibitions, performances, and residencies.”

—Christopher Kaui Morgan, CNAC Director