BIO

 

Ms. Morales is a native of Brooklyn, NY and graduate of The Juilliard School where she received her BFA Degree in dance. Her professional career includes Eglevsky Ballet, Maryland Ballet & Eugene Ballet before joining The Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of Arthur Mitchell. She quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to principal dancer. In her 11 year tenure with DTH she worked with Masters such as Fredrick Franklin, John Taras, Suzanne Farrell, Jacques D'Ambroise, Geoffrey Holder.  Featured roles include Waltz Girl in George Balanchine's "Serenade", Desdemona in Jose Limon's "Moores Pavane", Princess of Unreal Beauty in John Taras's "Firebird" and Myrta in Fredrick Franklin's staging of "Creole Giselle".  In addition to dancing she served as assistant rehearsal director to the company and Master Teacher for their “Dancing through Barriers”, outreach program both in the US and abroad. Morales was a featured model for Capezio ads and has been seen in Oprah, Mademoiselle, Pointe, and Dance Magazine as well as Italy’s Io Donna. 

 

Following her performing career Ms. Morales served as director to The Harkness Youth Ballet @ 92nd Street Y and later Ballet Master to Staten Island Ballet.  Currently she is on faculty at New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, a pre-professional training school in Summit NJ. Ms. Morales has been sought after as master teacher, coach and has worked with schools, festivals and conventions such as West Virginia Dance Festival, Scarsdale Ballet Studio, Academy of Dance Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Tremaine Dance conventions. She is a certified teacher of Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® technique.

Photo - Lois Greenfield

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