We see you.
You've thought about starting ballet (or getting back to the barre), but you're hesitant to walk into a new atmosphere, or you're not sure what to expect.
Or, you've been dancing for ages, and are tired of feeling like you're dancing for someone else's approval — you're struggling to remember why you started dancing in the first place.
OR you're simply tired of feeling like an afterthought because you're not on a professional path.
We're here to tell you that ballet doesn't have to feel like this!
Founded in 2020 by respected ballerina, educator, judge, and influencer Kathryn Morgan,
Kathryn Morgan & Friends is a ballet community for dancers of all ages and aspirations. It was born out of a desire to strip ballet of its more harmful practices, and build a space where dancers are valued for who they are as people above their level of proficiency — where the joy of focusing on the process more than the product is intentionally kept front and center.
Kathryn Morgan & Friends currently offers online classes, one-on-one coaching, digital and in-person workshops, and is working towards producing professional performances at multiple locations across the country.
While many of Kathryn Morgan & Friends’ students have professional aspirations, Kathryn encourages all dancers to explore what’s possible when you take away the idea of “making it” as a ballerina, and to continually revisit what initially made them fall in love with ballet.
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Kathryn Morgan is a modern-day ballerina, blazing a career path for herself outside of the confines of company life. In addition to being a popular performer, teacher, judge, and influencer, Kathryn is the founder of Kathryn Morgan & Friends, a community focused on the joy that ballet can bring to dancers when they are valued for who they are above their level of proficiency.
Kathryn began her professional career in 2006 as an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and was promoted to soloist in 2009. She left the company in 2012 while battling an auto-immune illness, and made an awe-inspiring return to the stage seven years later as a soloist with Miami City Ballet.
She danced with MCB for a year before making a decision to step away from company life in 2020 to pursue dancing on her own terms.
As a performer, Kathryn is known for her feminine, artistic quality and musicality; some of her more notable performances include Aurora in Peter Martins’ Sleeping Beauty, Juliet in Peter Martins’ Romeo & Juliet, and the Striptease girl in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.