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Soloists

Steven Morse

Steven Morse

Biography

  • BORN

    Harbor City, California

  • TRAINING

    Maple Conservatory of Dance
    Lauridsen Ballet Centre
    Long Beach Ballet Arts Center
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2009
    Promoted to soloist in 2017

    Photo: Steven Morse in McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem // © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

Caprice (originated)

Criss-Cross

Don Quixote (Toreadors)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Wilfred and Peasants)

Haffner Symphony (demi-soloist)

Le Quattro Stagioni (Winter)

Nutcracker (Dr. Stahlbaum, Party Guests, King of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian)

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Paris, Montague Men, and Capulet Men)

The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, The Siberian Prince, Suitors, and Pas de Six/Cavaliers)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Spanish, and Peasants)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Demi-soloist in 1st movement)

Coppélia (Villagers, War and Discord soloist, Mazurka, and Czardas)

Diamonds (Demis, soloist, and corps)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement ensemble)

Prodigal Son

Scotch Symphony (Demi-soloist)

Serenade

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (1st movement demi-soloist)

Symphony in Three Movements (demi-soloist)

Theme and Variations

 

Bubeníček 

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (The Stranger in “Lady from the Sea”)

Lambarena (principal)

Tears (principal)

 

Cranko

Onegin

 

Fokine

Petrouchka

 

Forsythe

Artifact Suite

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Gentlemen)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean (Principal)

Symphonic Dances

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de cinq)

 

MacMillan

Concerto

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger (Principal)

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (originated)

 

Millepied 

Appassionata

 

Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Magic Shadows)

 

Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (pas de quatre)

 

Peck

In the Countenance of Kings (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Pita

Salome (Guards)

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird

Fusion

Optimistic Tragedy (originated Four Sailors role)

RAkU (Warriors)

Magrittomania (soloist men and corps de ballet)

The Rite of Spring 

Swimmer

“… two united in a single soul…” (originated)

 

Ratmansky

Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy 

From Foreign Lands (German, Polish, and Hungarian)

Le Carnival des Animaux (Turtle)

 

Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

 

Robbins

The Cage (2nd Intruder)

The Concert

Dances at a Gathering (Blue)

Glass Pieces

In the Night (1st pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (Principal)

Fearful Symmetries

Frankenstein

Hummingbird (originated)

 

Taylor

Company B

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated)

Manifesto (originated)

Stone and Steel

 

Welch

Bespoke

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (Pas de deux)

Cinderella (Fates, Summer, and Courtiers)

Continuum

Ghosts (Demi-soloist)

Number Nine 

Rush

Within the Golden Hour

 

Zanella

Underskin

 
  • Awarded the bronze medal at Youth American Grand Prix, New York City, 2008. 
  • Won the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Award, 2008.
  • Received Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Stars of Tomorrow Award, 2008.
  • Performed a pas de deux from Liang’s The Infinite Ocean with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Beijing International Ballet Competition, July 2019.
  • Danced Thatcher’s Body of Your Dreams and Passengers at the Rolex Arts Initiative, Mexico City, 2015.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
  • Danced the pas de deux from Thatcher’s Overlooked at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, Tampa, Florida, 2014. 
  • Performed Pas de Trois from Swan Lake at Anaheim International Dance Festival, Anaheim, California, 2012.

Q&A

What's your favorite costume? Why?

Blue Boy in Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering. Blue is my favorite color and the costume reflects my own personal style: classic and simple.

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

I don't have a moment that I'm most proud of as a dancer, but every time there’s a curtain call— especially after a difficult ballet—I try to appreciate the work I've put in to come this far. Knowing how far I've come and how far I have yet to go makes me proud and inspires me to keep growing and evolving as an artist.

What can always make you laugh?

My co-workers. I am lucky to be surrounded by such funny and interesting characters!