Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet at age three in Mobile, Alabama at Mobile Ballet. She attended the summer program at the School of American Ballet in 2004 and enrolled as a full time student that fall. She joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice in June of 2006 and became a member of the corps de ballet in February of 2007. In October 2009, Kathryn was promoted to soloist, performing Juliet, the Sugarplum Fairy, and Aurora all by the time she was 20. She left the company due to an autoimmune illness in 2012. She has since regained her health and in May of 2019, she joined Miami City Ballet as a soloist. She currently performs, teaches, and speaks around the country. Her highly popular YouTube channel currently has over 155,000 subscribers. She also has her own podcast “The Kathryn Morgan Show”, writes a column for “Dance Spirit Magazine”, is the creator of the “Kathryn Morgan Scholarship", the “Kathryn Morgan Haul” (a seasonal subscription box for dancers) and is a judge and master teacher for the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition. She is the recipient of the 2006 Mae L. Wein Award, the 2006 Movado Future Legends Award, and the 2009 Janice Levin Award.
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