Morleigh Steinberg is a dancer, choreographer, lighting designer, and filmmaker. A formative member of Momix, she went on to co-found ISO Dance, along with Daniel Ezralow, Jamey Hampton, and Ashley Roland. She toured the world extensively with both companies and with her solo work. Morleigh’s choreography earned her an Emmy award for best screen choreography in Episodes, a PBS presentation of ISO repertory and her work has been performed in the Academy Awards. Reviewed by The L.A. Times as “a dancer of frightening integrity…”, her most recent performances include Caddy! Caddy! Caddy!, choreographed by Oguri, and the production of Cold Dream Colour- a dance homage to Louis le Brocquy which was made possible in part from a grant from Arts Council Ireland.
Directing film and music videos since 1994, her first short film, Traveling Light, was presented by Francis Ford Coppola and featured Roxanne Steinberg and Oguri. She was chosen to participate in the UCLA Dance/Media Fellowship Project, where she shot and directed, XING and Naizou, featuring Oguri. Other films include Stir and Too Close for Conversation, for NY choreographer Nina Winthrop and Unsung with Liz Roche for RTE Ireland. Her first feature length documentary HEIGHT OF SKY followed a three-year dance journey of Oguri into the deserts of California, which aired on The Sundance Channel. Morleigh has performed and choreographed for numerous commercials, fashion shows, feature films, music videos, and music tours.
Working as both dancer and choreographer, she toured with U2 on the ZOO TV Tour, and on their 360 Tour. As lighting designer she has lit productions for The Corn Exchange, Bodyvox, Rex Levitates, Oguri, and her own work. Morleigh has conducted Body Weather Laboratory, a forum for investigating movement, in Dublin, Ireland since 1998.
In the Spring of 2011, Morleigh and Oguri founded Arcane Collective as an international dance co-op and platform to present their work independently and together under the auspice of Arcane Collective.