Steven Morse (© Chris Hardy)
Harbor City, California
Joined in 2009.
Born in Harbor City, California, Steven Morse trained at Maple Conservatory of Dance, Lauridsen Ballet Center, Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, and San Francisco Ballet School. He was a San Francisco Ballet School Trainee for one year prior to joining the Company in 2009.
Morse has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Chinese, Spanish, Arabian, and center Russian), The Sleeping Beauty (pas de six) and Swan Lake (Aristocrat and Spanish); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Robbins’ In the Night (first pas de deux); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates). He has performed demi-soloist roles in Tomasson’s “Haffner” Symphony; Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements; and Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (pas de quatre).
His repertory also includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, and The Rite of Spring; Robbins’ The Concert, Glass Pieces, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Taylor’s Company B; Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Number Nine; and Zanella’s Underskin.
As a guest artist, Morse performed the pas de trois from Swan Lake at the Anaheim International Dance Festival in 2012. In 2008, he was awarded a bronze medal at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York, won the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Award, and received the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s “Stars of Tomorrow” Award.