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Meet Sade Morris

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sade Morris.

Sade, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My name is Sade Morris. I was born in London, England and moved to America when I was 11 years old. I have been performing since the age of five, specifically with Honyez school of Dance in England. When I moved to Alpharetta, Georgia I carried on with my passion of musical theatre eventually attended chambers performing arts. When I was a senior in high school I got accepted to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. I was excited but also nervous to move to such a big city alone. But I have always been a person who will take risks and I saw myself enrolled in the school. After couple of semesters and due to quarantine, I relocated to the L.A campus of AMDA. L.A campus offered an array of new opportunities to connect with others. My parents have always been supportive of my dreams as a performer and writer. I believe God has answered my prayers and given me opportunities to fulfill my dream.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My senior year of High School was extremely stressful. I was trying to get accepted to College, be in the School musical and took extra college classes at the community college. Suddenly my Grandpa passed away in Jamaica. It came as a terrible blow to me and my family. He is one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to following your dreams. He was so in love with my Grandma that he followed her from Jamaica all the way to England after she migrated for a better life. He also created a school in Jamaica later in his life to help build his community. It was hard to say goodbye to one of my biggest inspirations. But I know he is watching over me.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a performer and writer. I want to not only star in ground breaking productions and movies. But I also want to create industry changing material. As a black woman I want to see more representation of my people. So, I write scripts according to my experiences as a black British girl because I feel our experience is missing from the big screen. I continuously reach out to writers that I look up to such as Issa Rae and Lena Waithe because I hope to be in their position one day. I am proud of my work as I do a great deal to ensure it is true and authentic to the culture I adore.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment has to be performing live at The Shuler Awards. The Shuler Awards is a televised award ceremony in Georgia for the students who have taken place in productions at their high school. My teacher sent me to represent my school in the Shuler ensemble. I worked hard and eventually earned a solo. I was excited to perform on live T.V and was even more excited to go home turn on the T.V and see myself singing. It felt surreal to get a glimpse of what my future could look like.

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