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Dancer

And the dancers, working fairly constantly at warp speed, executed outstandingly. I particularly appreciated the solo efforts by the sprightly McEwen.               -Critical Dance

Mina (McEwen) adeptly showed her classical technique, her emotive capabilities, and performs the less classical choreography, proving to the audience that she is a professional dancers because she can do it all, and do it well.                     -Syracuse University 

Static Space is an athletic duet danced by Ms. McEwen and Jace Coronado. Both dancers are compelling — Coronado for his earthiness and McEwen for the apparent ease with which she combines robust power with ballerina grace and unpredictable patterns.       -Wet Paint

The ballet winds up with the traditional pas de deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince, superbly danced by Morgan McEwen and James A. Pierce III.                             -Syracuse Post Standard

Choreographer

If Ms. McEwen, a former dancer with BalletMet Columbus, doesn’t yet have a distinctive voice, she seems on her way to developing one, equipped with essential tools: an eye for shaping the arc of a dance as carefully as the transitions and details within it.                              -The New York Times

The McEwen- choreographed work - "Concordant", "Eight Pebbles", and "Romp"- stayed true to classical roots while smoothly blending contemporary form -The Examiner

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Teacher

"Morgan is a phenomenal teacher.  She has a special way of striking the perfect balance that dancers respond to.  She is very demanding and holds high expectations, she pushes... yet her warmth and kindness shine through.  Her students are sweating, breathing heavily, AND smiling! What more can you ask for?  She is also very clear in communicating fundamentals including technique and musicality.  Additionally, she herself, is a beautiful dancer... providing visual inspiration in the classroom. "                         -Lisa Rumbauskas, Co-Director Moving Youth Dance Company

Morgan Claire McEwen

morgan@mordance.org

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New York City native Morgan Claire McEwen began her professional ballet career at age 17 with the Richmond Ballet. Ms McEwen then continued on to BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. During her time at BalletMet she had the opportunity to dance many soloist roles and was also co-recipient of the Violetta Boft award. Her repertoire there was extensive ranging from classic Balanchine to works by Stanton Welch. 

In 2009 Morgan moved back to New York to dance with the Metropolitan Opera. Here she has had the opportunity to dance in the several Metropolitan Opera premiers including Rossini’s Armida and Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann; as well as the world premier of Enchanted Island. Morgan has performed on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in Brigadoon. Ms McEwen has also danced with Neos Dance Theatre, Syracuse City Ballet, and Gleich dances. She has guested with Ballet Yuma, Pennsylvania Classical Ballet, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and Albany Berkshire Ballet. 

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MorDance

Artistic Director and Founder

www.mordance.org

 MorDance was launched in 2013 by Morgan McEwen, ballerina-turned-artistic director. Over the past five years, the company has performed at venues including the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, New York Opera Exchange, and the Sheen Center, where MorDance was the first company to perform in their brand-new black box theater. MorDance has also been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including Dance at Socrates, Counterpointe Project, and Sounds of the City; and granted space residencies at the Silo at Kirkland Farm and Mana Contemporary. In 2016, MorDance was named the resident dance company of the Sheen Center in Lower Manhattan and is a 2017-18 recipient of a CUNY Dance Initiative Residency from City Center College. MorDance annually presents works-in-progress, public performances, and educational outreach through partnerships with Art Start and STEM From Dance. In 2018, MorDance will celebrate its fifth season with performances at Aaron Davis Hall and as a recipient of a Kaatsbaan Upstream Residency. 

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 Throughout, my years performing with companies across the country I have had the opportunity to teach and choreograph for many students of all ages and abilities. My class starts slowly and builds in speed and technical demands. I try to put an emphasis on artistry, although I do feel it is something that develops with age.  I take a somewhat kinesthetic approach to dance; in attempt to eliminate tension which results in injury, associated with technique that is forced.  I like to challenge the mind with patterns and musicality  which I feel helps latter on in grasping choreography quickly.  I love sharing my passion for this wonderful art form with young aspiring dancers.  It is a joy to bring my current knowledge and experience in the professional realm of dance, to young dancers. 

Please contact via email at morgancmcewen@gmail.com

or phone at 203-313-4300