Tag: kathryn morgan

What Would It Take to Change Ballet’s Aesthetic of Extreme Thinness?

Maria Caruso in Metamorphosis Ofir Zaguri, Courtesy Caruso “There’s so much competition for jobs that companies can easily choose dancers with the body types that approach most closely their ideal,” says dance historian Lynn Garafola. She adds that while men do experience certain aesthetic pressures, the range of acceptable body types for male ballet dancers […]

12 Childhood Pics and Videos That Prove These Stars Were Born to Dance

Robbie and Megan Fairchild Now: Talk about talent running in the family. Sister Megan is now a principal at New York City Ballet, while her brother Robbie has since departed NYCB, delving in to Broadway and film, including the much-anticipated Cats film. Then: The sibling duo was putting on their own shows at home, with […]

Kathryn Morgan Opens Up About Body Image in Ballet

Kathryn Morgan is on a mission to change the dance field. The Miami City Ballet soloist and March Dance Magazine cover star appeared on the “Today” Show on February 27 where she openly discussed the challenges of body image and mental health in dance. Two days later, Morgan took to her own YouTube channel to […]

ICYMI: Cover Star Kathryn Morgan Profiled on the "TODAY" Show

Since making her triumphant return to the stage this season, Kathryn Morgan has been on a mission to share her story and inspire others. The Miami City Ballet soloist—and current cover star of Dance Magazine’s March issue—was profiled on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning, reaching her largest audience yet. Morgan sat down with “TODAY” show […]

Our 7 Favorite Dancer Workouts on YouTube

Dancers know they need to cross-train. But sometimes the last thing you want to do is trek to the gym, or throw down 30 bucks for another Pilates class. That’s where YouTube comes to the rescue. Of course, an online video can’t offer the specialized guidance of an in-person instructor. But with virtually no equipment […]

Performances Onstage This Month

Caribou in Carolina Helen Simoneau Danse. Photo by Charles Zovko, courtesy In The Lights PR. NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest evening-length work, Caribou, to take a closer look at heritage, assimilation and identity. She studies these ideas through the iconic caribou—an enormously antlered animal […]