Kathryn Morgan

Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet at age three at Mobile Ballet in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama. She attended the summer program at the School of American Ballet in 2004 and enrolled as a full time student that fall. Kathryn joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice in June of 2006 and became a member of the corps de ballet of the Company in February of 2007.
In October 2009, Kathryn was promoted to soloist.

*Kathryn is currently on leave from NYCB due to a medical condition.

Photo by Paul Kolnik

AWARDS

2006 Mae L. Wien Award

2006 Movado Future Legends Award

2009 Janice Levin Award

Photo by Paul Kolnik

FEATURED ROLES AT NEW YORK CITY BALLET

George Balanchine
Ballo della Regina
Coppelia (Waltz)
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (TM) (Marzipan, Dewdrop, Sugar Plum Fairy)
Scotch Symphony
Stars and Stripes
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
La Valse
Western Symphony

August Bournonville
Flower Festival in Genzano (Pas de Deux)

Peter Martins
Mirage
Romeo + Juliet (Juliet)
The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Emerald)
Stabat Mater
Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre)

Jerome Robbins
2 & 3 Part Inventions
Dances at a Gathering
The Four Seasons (Winter)
Les Noces
West Side Story Suite (Maria)

Sean Lavery
Romeo and Juliet

Christopher Wheeldon
Carousel (A Dance)
Mercurial Manoeuvres

Benjamin Millepied
Why Am I Not Where You Are

21 replies »

  1. Hi Kathryn!! I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog! I know you must be extremely busy with Nutcracker nuttiness, but I wanted to know if you could write a post about how to properly fuel your body for dance, while staying fit and trim. You are the only professional dancer I feel comfortable asking. It’s nice to have a role model that is just as interested in their fans. You are such an inspiration! I can’t wait to see you perform again when you come back to NYC! Thank you!!!

  2. Hi Kathryn!! I love your blog(: I enjoy your posts on Facebook too! I’m a 16yr old ballet dancer at UNCSA and I have an audition question. Many girls at my school drop like 15lbs each year before auditions and swear that this is the only way to get into the summer programs they want. Honestly, the whole school has gone kind of overboard with body image in my opinion. My question for you is this: Do you think losing 10-20lbs can make a difference in an average sized ballerina for summer program auditions? I truly look up to you so much and that’s why I brought this question to you. I totally agree with Page B’s posts about you being a great role model. Thanks SO much for everything you do, you are really an amazing person (not to mention phenomenal dancer!!)

    • Hi Lisa! No I don’t- I think girls that young dropping that much weight is ridiculous. Summer programs do not take you just because you are skinny. Actually, I know for certain that SAB will not let you take class if you are too thin in the summer. I have seen it happen numerous times. They would rather you dance well. I think technique and passion for dance is MUCH more important!

      • What a fun film! My husband and I love doing stop miootn too, and it’s something I definitely want to do more of thanks for sharing your beautiful video with us!

  3. Hi, I am not very flexible, especially when it comes to splits. What are some tips and stretches that will help me? Also is there any medicine or herbal supplement that could help me make becoming flexible easier and less painful? Thanks :)

  4. Hi Kathryn!

    I’ve been following you on this blog for sometime and I just think you’re so amazing. You’re so lovely and sweet, and so many people feel comfortable asking you questions! I’m from Malaysia, and I want to audition for SAB after I graduate high school in 2015. (I am graduating at the age of 15) what are some of the requirements? Like do I have to lose weight, how high my legs should be in develloppes/arabesques and stuff. I’d love to know so that I can train like a mad person while I’m here! Thanks so much.

    • First of all, thank you so much! Your comment meant so much to me! SAB basically wants hard working dancers, nice bodies (not too skinny) and good basic technique. They will mold your dancing once you get there, so make sure you are just really strong, mainly in your legs. They do not care how high your extensions are. Basically it is a willingness to learn as well and just good basic technique. If you have any other questions, PLEASE let me know! xo

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  6. Hello, I was wondering if you could create a video or a blog post on Thyroid Disorder. Myself and the rest of my family believe my weight gain and other health issues are related to hypothyroidism and I’m quite of scared about how this might have a result in my future as a dancer. I know I’m still young and medication will help but the psychological effect on myself esteem might do some damage, also i believe that hearing some type of suggestions or experiences on your medical journey to get fit and healthy would not just benefit myself but others who are on the same boat as yourself.
    Thank you :) xx
    Sydney Australia.
    -Michelle

  7. I love your website! You are doing amazing work to help upcoming dancers! I was wondering what type of street shoes you wear to help protect your feet. Just an idea for a video later since you mentioned it in another video. Thanks!

  8. Hi Kathyn

    I rarely comment on the internet but I strongly wanted to tell you that I listened to your Balancing Pointe podcast last night and it really moved me. I am sending you the best of wishes all the way from Ireland for a bright and successful next chapter.

  9. Hello! First off, your blog videos have a great find! I really appreciate all of the tips and advice. I was wondering if you could do a video specifically dedicated to fouettes; they are kind of my nemesis. Thank you so much!

    -Angelina Lombardo

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