Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Morgan Dunham

I had the chance recently to ask Morgan Dunham some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Morgan is a phenomenal dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her passion and dedication to ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

2 1/2 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Kansas City Ballet School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

5 years in about a month

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Freed DVs

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom is a ballet teacher 🙂

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Ooh wow that’s really hard. it’d be a tie between kitri act i and aurora’s wedding variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Dream company? I’ve got 3! Royal ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Teatro Alla Scala

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

I took a class from Sarah Lamb this summer and she pointed me out to the class and used me as an example for others

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Marianella Nuñez, Natalia Osipova, Sarah Lamb, Carla Körbes, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Marcelo Gomez, Daniil Simkin

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Walk with confidence. dance with confidence. don’t let anyone get inside your head. you are fully capable. don’t beat yourself up. just dance and work.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

A short classical tutu

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

Reading, singing, acting, drawing

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