Omari Carter

Assistant Professor

126 Lathrop Hall

Carter, Omari

Omari Carter is the founder of Motion Dance Collective, a screendance production company for which he directs, produces, choreographs, and performs. Hailing from London, England, Carter performed for 7 years in the West End and international tour of Stomp!. Following this, Carter graduated from the trailblaizing MA in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2020, where he became an assistant lecturer in dance until 2023. Carter’s practice revolves predominantly around dances of Hip Hop Culture, Screendance and Body Percussion.

As a director, videographer, and editor, Carter has created digital-dance and documentary content for Breakin’ Convention Hip Hop Theatre Festival (UK), Parkinson’s UK, Dance Woking (UK), DanceXchange (UK), South East Dance, Akademi (UK), Calmer UK, National Centre for Circus Arts (UK), Jason Mabana Dance (UK), Pagrav Dance Company (UK), and Mouvement Perpétuel (Canada).

As an independent choreographer and dancer, he has created works for Google, Britain’s Got Talent, Weetabix, Stanton Warriors, Greenpeace UK, Diabetes UK, and ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora).

Most recently Carter was co-curator of Akademi Dance-Film Festival 2021 (One of London’s first South-Asian Dance-Film Festivals), a committee member of PoP [Performances of the Popular] Moves UK, Digital Creative for Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth, UK) and features twice in Vol. 12 of The International Journal of Screendance. He is currently on the event programming team for San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (USA) and is now an assistant professor in the dance department at UW-Madison after participating in the International Visiting Artist Residency at UW-Madison in the April 2022.


  • MA Screendance (with Distinction), London Contemporary Dance School, 2020
  • BA Performing Arts (First Class), London Metropolitan University, 2011

Select Awards and Honors

  • Honourable Mention, Wallachia International Film Festival, 2022
  • Nominated for Best Music/Soundtrack, Exeter International Film Festival, 2022
  • Shortlisted for Bob Lockyer Award for Digital Innovation (Final Three), One Dance UK Awards, 2022
  • Winner of Best Short Film, Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D. Film Festival (LGBTI+) (Greece), 2022
  • Winner of the Best LGBT Pride Celebration Film Award, Colours of Love - International Queer Film Festival (India), 2021
  • Honourable Mention, Assurdo Film Festival, Milan, Italy, 2020
  • Winner of UK Screendance Award, Perth, Scotland, 2017
  • C the Film - Youtube Award, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015