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A native of Richardson, Travis Morrison PT, DPT received his ballet training starting at age three at the Tuzer Dance Center, under the instruction of Tanju Tuzer, Patricia Tuzer, and Linda Brown. After graduating high school, Morrison attended SUNY Purchase College and was taught by Ted Kivitt and Richard Cooke. He is also a 2006 graduate of the Miami City Ballet Pre-professional Program where he trained under Truman Finney, Edward Villella and Geta Constantinescu, among others.
Morrison was a member of the Colorado Ballet from 2006 to 2012 and had the privilege of working with noted choreographers Michael Pink, John Gardner, Amanda McKerrow, Lila York and Septime Webre. He especially enjoyed performing in the ballets by modern choreographers Brian Reeder (Eventually) and Amy Seiwert (Things Left Unsaid). In addition to these contemporary roles, Morrison has also danced a wide range of classical roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Romeo and Juliet.
In 2009, he was a competitor in the New York International Ballet Competition, and in 2011, had the pleasure of performing with Amy Seiwert’s company, Im'ij-re, in San Francisco. This also gave him the opportunity to work with contemporary choreographers Matthew Neenan, and Adam Hougland.
Morrison graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Most recently, he graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UT Medical Branch in Galveston in 2018. Currently practicing in the Dallas area, he has begun his fellowship training with Manual Therapy Institute to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.