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, and Albany Berkshire Ballet. Ms McEwen launched her own ballet company, MorDance in January 2013. She serves as the director and resident choreographer of the company. Ms McEwen has been sighted by the New York Times as having “an eye for shaping the arc of a dance as carefully as the transitions and details within it.” MorDance has performed in multiple dance festivals as well as holding their own seasons at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and the Sheen Center in New York City. The company has also been invited to hold short-term residencies at both the Silo and Mana Contemporary. Ms McEwen is currently being commissioned to create a new work for Columbia Ballet Collaboritive.
Jace Coronado is a native Texan who is proud and exhilarated to be a part of this production. He has spent the last three years of his career as a Free-Lance Performing Artist. He has performed leading roles for various companies such as Neos Dance Theatre, New England Dance Theatre, Notara Dance Theatre, Gleich Dances, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, Northeast Youth Ballet, Roxey Ballet, West Side Story National Tour, and Guys and Dolls National Tour. He has also been working as a Master Teacher and Choreographer for various schools and companies in the New England area. He moved to New York City to make his Broadway Debut in West Side Story where he played the role of Tio for over a year. Before his moved to the Big Apple, he worked as a soloist with Ballet Memphis (Memphis, TN), Opera Memphis (Memphis, TN), Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (NYC), Ballet Master and Soloist for the Roxey Ballet (NJ), Ballet Austin (Austin, TX), and Principal Dancer of the Lone Star Ballet (Amarillo, TX). He holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Vocal Performance from West Texas A&M University and studied at the School of American Ballet. He would like to dedicate this and every performance to Godand his family, and friends.