Morgan Brown Sanborn is currently a member of City Ballet of Boston, where she has enjoyed soloist roles in Souvenir; Arpino’s Birthday Variations and Gianni Di Marco’s Cuban Overature. Snow Queen and Russian Lead in Urban Nutcracker. Hot Mallet, Danse Macabre and La Favorita in Studio Sessions.
Prior to joining CBB she spent two seasons with Nevada Ballet Theater; where she had the privilege of dancing several roles including; Arnaud Boursain and Alexis Ochin’s Murmation & Sparklers, in collaborations with Cirque du Soleil. Garland in James Canefield’s Sleeping Beauty and Snowmaiden, Mrs. Vontrapp, Grandma, Russian in his Nutcracker. Dancehall Girl in Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Swan corps and Hungarian in Cynthia Gregory’s Swan Lake.
In 2013-2014 she joined Teatrul Balet de Sibiu; Romania where she was featured in several works, including the Summer soloist in Aleisha Siobhan Gardner’s Four Seasons. The Addict in Sergiu Anghel’s Missa Prophana. The Principal in Monica Uţă-Fotescu and Alexandru Fotescu;s La Lesson; Trilogie. Third Odalisque in Corsaire for TBT’s Gala. Lead Csardas in Mihai Mândruţiu’s Coppelia. Pirate woman, 3rd act pink girl, and Medora’s maidens in Andrei Litinov’s Corsaire. Clara’s Mother, Snow, Arabian, Jig, and Flowers in Vasile Petrutiu’s Nutcracker. Backup dancer for pop singing sensation’s Alexandra Stan and Anya choreographed by Doina Botis & Camile for Sibiu New Year Celebration 2014.
Prior to joining Teatrul Balet de Sibiu she spent four seasons with Portland Ballet Company where she was featured as The Soldier’s Conscience in Nell Shipman’s The Armed Man. Katrina Von Tassel in Shimpan’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Myrtha in Giselle. The Princess inShipman’s L’Histoire du Soldat. A soloist in Kennett Oberly’s Mozart’s Requiem. Arabian Princess, Spanish Chocolate, Ribbon Candy, and a Snow Crystal in The Victorian Nutcracker.Fanny Cerrito in Pas de Quatre. During this time she also performed as one of comedian Bob Marley’s Occupy Maine Dancers. After dancing in Romania she returned to PBC for two seasons. Performing roles such as Queen of the Lobster’s in Roberto Forleo’s Alice. A soloist in Joseph Jeffries All That Is. Catherine Eddowes in Nell Shipman’s Jack the Ripper.
Sanborn is a 2009, magna cum laude, BFA dance graduate of Point Park University. Originally from Standish, ME she began her training at the Darcy Leavitt School of Ballet before graduating from the Portland Ballet pre-professional CORPS program. Morgan studied many styles ofdance at several local studios and attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of Providence, Point Park University, and Boston Conservatory.
Her choreography is currently being featured in City Ballet of Boston’s Studio Sessions, as well as being toured by City Ballet of Boston to various festivals in the New England area. Portland Ballet Company’s Gallery 2016 and Victorian Nutcracker 2015. Live & Dance Strong Cancer Benefit ’12 and ’13. Dance for Autism 2012-2014. Portland’s First Friday Art Walks, Allagash Street Fair ’16, Portland Dances 08’. In 2015 & 2016 she set two full length ballet’s on Portland Ballet School Alice in Wonderland and A Ballet Tale. She also has set many works for recitals, performances, and competitions. She has over 17 years of teaching experience at a variety of studios in Maine, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Sanborn is an ABT® Certified teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also a certified Pilates Academy International instructor and former high school and college field hockey coach.
Morgan’s administrative arts experience includes Assistant Principal, Summer Division Director, and Director of the Young Dancer Program at Portland School of Ballet. She spent time as the Interim Manager of Portland Ballet Studio Theater and has led and lecturers various public outreach programs and events. She has been a resident director and chaperone for Dean College’s Summer Dance Intensive and Pittsburgh Ballet’s Summer Intensive. And has held positions as rehearsal director and assistant for both professional companies and schools as well as produced and directed pre-professional shows. She has been involved in every aspect from costuming, technical work, ticket sales to ushering.