In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

I know I'm not getting good enough dance training from any of my local studios. But I'm not sure I'm ready to move away to study at a big-name school, either. How do you know when you're ready to leave home to pursue your passion?

Marisa

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Photo by Jayme Thornton

In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

I'm a one-sided turner, and it's becoming a serious problem. I can do quadruple turns to the right, but can barely manage a double to the left. What am I doing wrong, and how can I even myself out?

Aubrey

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Kathryn Morgan (photo by Nathan Sayers)

Former New York City Ballet soloist (and our "Dear Katie" advice columnist) Kathryn Morgan recently moved to Houston—and watched, horrified, as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on her new hometown last week. While she and her family are OK, she wanted to do something to help the tens of thousands of Houstonians who aren't so lucky. So she's created a fundraiser rooted in the thing she knows best: dance.

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Jayme Thornton

In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

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Dancer to Dancer
(Jayme Thornton)

In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer to Dancer

In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Keep reading... Show less
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Are you in the D.C. area? Have you secured your tickets to Kathryn Morgan's evening at the Kennedy Center? The lineup is bonkers: Katie's dancing a scene from Romeo and Juliet, the Turning Girl from George Balanchine's Who Cares?, a pas de deux from Don Quixote and more! Talk about stamina!

In case you still need convincing, take a look at Morgan's latest rehearsal video in which she slays a turning sequence and is completely stunning.

 

To get yourself psyched for the show, you can catch the rest of her videos on her Instagram account, and then get tickets to see her IRL at the Kennedy Center.

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I'm not sure how it took this long to figure out, but Kathryn Morgan and Adele are a match made in dance video heaven.

Exhibit A: Morgan whirling around the studio in an amaaaazing velvet burnout leo to the sounds of Adele's "Hello," as covered on piano and strings by Brooklyn Duo. The lovely choreography was created by Morgan's friend Lyndell Higgins.

An instrumental version of the song lets Morgan shade the music with her own interpretation of frustration, hard work and triumph—all themes that Adele has belted out in her own way.

Oh, and that turn sequence at the end? It's like the dance equivalent of Adele's highest high-note.

 

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