Sam Black (company director) is originally from Berkeley, California, and received his B.F.A. in dance from SUNY Purchase. He first appeared with MMDG in 2005, and danced with the company until 2019, when he became the Rehearsal Director. He was promoted to Company Director in 2021.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing work on inclusion, equity, and diversity to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.
MMDG is a member of Dance/USA and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance.