Is originally from rural Saskatchewan, and holds a BA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Theatre Practice from University of Alberta. She has lived and worked in Vancouver, Montréal, and Tokyo as a dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher before moving to Edmonton and becoming Mile Zero Dance’s Artistic Director in 2006.

Morita’s body of performance and curatorial work involves continuous inquiry into new ways of seeing movement, the body, and the spaces between us. She has received the Mayor’s Award for Innovation in Artistic Direction, the Edmonton Salute for Excellence, Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund and was recognized as one of Alberta’s 25 Influential Artists.