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 Centre, 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 principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow, Center Russian, Arabian, Chinese, and Spanish), The Sleeping Beauty (pas de six), and Swan Lake (Aristocrat and Spanish); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House and Tears; Robbins’ In the Night (1st pas de deux); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates) and Ghosts (demi-soloist). He has performed demi-soloist roles in Tomasson’s “Haffner” Symphony; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st movement), Scotch Symphony, Symphony in C, and Symphony in Three Movements; and Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (pas de quatre). He created a soloist role in Tomasson’s Caprice and a corps de ballet role in Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
His repertory also includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Concerto (corps de ballet in pas de deux excerpt); Morris’ Maelstrom; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Firebird, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (German, Polish, and Hungarian) and Shostakovich Trilogy (Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ The Concert, Glass Pieces, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Taylor’s Company B; Wheeldon’s Number Nine; Thatcher’s Stone and Steel; Tomasson’s The Fifth Season; and Zanella’s Underskin.
As a guest artist, Morse danced the pas de deux from Thatcher’s Overlooked at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala in Tampa, Florida, in January 2014. He 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.