Founded and directed by Sarah Morrison, a 2009 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner, MorrisonDance began in 1997 as a grassroots effort to premiere Leaping into the NET, the world’s first modern dance concert simulcast online. The company went on to become a nonprofit in 2001. The small ensemble continues to push the boundaries of dance by exploring unusual presentation and rehearsal venues, crossdisciplinary approaches, and new creative marriages with other artistic media, science, nature, and technology while continuing to cultivate more traditional dance presentations. The power of MorrisonDance comes from its eclectic variety of performers and unique collaborators such as BrainMaster Technologies and NASA. Performing nationally and internationally, the company has been recognized and supported by the Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Ohio Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.