Morgan Buchanan

Morgan Buchanan is from Houston, Texas. She trained at the Ballet Center of Houston and at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy for two years, where she earned the highest final evaluation variation score in her class. Before joining Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2009, Morgan attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet and Houston Ballet. She joined the Company in 2011 and was promoted to Soloist in 2016. She has danced many soloist and principal roles at Colorado Ballet.

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Dance training and awards:
Ballet Center of Houston under the direction of Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy for two years, under the direction of Sally Rojas and Sabrina Lenzi
Attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet and Houston Ballet

Joined Colorado Ballet:
Studio Company in 2009, Company in 2011

Promotions:
Promoted into Company in 2011
Promoted to Soloist in 2016

Selected roles and ballets:
Wendy in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan
Vitality Fairy and Jewels in The Sleeping Beauty
Moyna in Giselle
Autumn Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella
Dew Drop in The Nutcracker
First Passerby in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free
Effie in La Sylphide
Sonja in The Little Mermaid
The Princess in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird
Fifth pas de deux in Jiri Kylian’s Petit Mort
Pas de Trois and Big Swans in Swan Lake

More about Morgan:
She has been featured in Dance Magazine, CU Denver Today, as well as several fashion spreads and on the cover of Denver Life Magazine.

Photos: Morgan Buchanan by Allen Birnbach, Morgan Buchanan and Ben Winegar by Mike Watson, Morgan Buchanan and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

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