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Eric Morris

Instructor/Production Manager, Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of South Carolina

Office: Band/Dance Facility 007
Phone Number: 803.777.7595

Instructor, Designer/Production Manager
BA Augusta College
MFA Western Illinois University

Eric hails from Augusta, GA. He is a graduate of Augusta College and earned his MFA in Stage Design from Western Illinois University. He has assisted, designed and produced for trade shows, ballet, opera, regional theatre, Off-Broadway and Broadway. His resident and guest design work includes service to Theatre Project in Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland Arts Festival at Towson University, Ashlawn Highland Opera Festival and many others. For almost twelve years he served as the resident scenic and lighting designer for Lexington Children’s Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. As a young designer he was granted a TCG/National Endowment for the Arts Designer Fellowship. During his fellowship he assisted legendary designers Tom Skelton, Michael Philippi, Kevin Rigdon, Brian MacDevitt, Natasha Katz and others at venues such as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. His teaching includes classes and workshops for colleges, universities and professional training programs such as Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Kentucky and The Hotchkiss School Summer Program. His trade articles have appeared in Painter’s Journal and Business Lexington. He is currently on faculty with University of South Carolina, and the Designer/Production Manager for USC Dance. Eric’s ongoing work includes design and production management for Lexington Ballet, Columbia Music Festival, Wideman-Davis Dance Company, and he is the owner of SourceLight LLC. In his spare time he writes fiction and makes original music with his band Classes of Dynamo. Published works of Classes of Dynamo can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify and many other media outlets. Recently Eric contracted with USC Press and the Story River Books series for publication of his novel, Jacob Jump.