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?
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