Dancer

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

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013.  This young company, with dancers from some of the world’s most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to modernize and innovate while honoring the grace and beauty of classical ballet. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts center on May 3rd, 2013. Ms McEwen was then selected to choreograph on MorDance at Dance at Socrates in 2013 at Socrates Sculptural Park.  That same year, Morgan was asked to create a new work for the CounterPointe Project, celebrating female choreographers making work on pointe. In 2014 MorDance helped the Sheen Center open their doors by being the first company to perform in their brand new black box theater. MorDance has been granted two space residencies at the Silo and Mana Contemporary and continues to present new work yearly at the Sheen Center. Ms McEwen was recently asked to create a new work on the company for Sounds of The City and will be choreographing on Columbia Ballet Collaborative this Fall.  

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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