Morgan Brown Sanborn †*
Morgan is originally from Standish, Maine, where she began her dance training. She continued studying at the Portland School of Ballet’s PreProfessional program, and summer intensive programs with American Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of Providence, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She graduated from Point Park University, magna cum laude, with a concentration in ballet, in 2009.
She performed with the Portland Ballet Co. of Maine, under the directorship of Eugenia O’Brien and Nell Shipman, 2009-2013, and 2014-2016. She danced with Teatrul Balet de Sibiu of Romania in 2013-2014, then worked with Nevada Ballet Theatre, 2016-2018, under James Canfield and Roy Kaiser, performing in Beauty and the Beast, choreography by Lew Christensen; Serenade and Western Symphony, choreography by George Balanchine; as well as works by Petipa, Saint-Leon, Perrot, James Canfield.
She does her own choreography, including most recently, Continuance, which is being performed in Boston, New York City, and New Hampshire.
She joined City Ballet Boston and Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker in Sept. 2018, dancing in Gino Gianni DeMarco’s Danse Macabre, Tony Williams’ works, as well as Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Offerings. She continues to work with City Ballet Boston.†
Her 17 years of teaching experience includes schools in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Nevada. She is an ABT certified teacher, having completed Primary through Level 3 of its curriculum. She is also a certified Pilates Academy instructor, as well as high school and college field hockey coach.
Morgan joined SundanceX in January 2019. She danced in Passagio Serenata at the 2019 Dance for the World Festival by José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in June, and in Integrarte’s 2019 Winter Showcase II in March 2019. Excerpts of the work were performed in City Ballet Boston’s fundraisers in March and April 2019.
Photos by David Sun