Morgan Stinnett


As a professional ballet dancer, Morgan has performed with over 20 international companies spanning 6 countries. He grew up studying at Nan Klinger’s Excellence in Dance in Akron, Ohio then received his B.A. from Point Park University. He started his career with Texas Ballet Theater under world renowned director Ben Stevenson before relocating to NYC. He was a soloist with Connecticut Ballet for 8 seasons then joined East Coast Contemporary Ballet and Ballets With a Twist while simultaneously guesting as a principal dancer with Palmetto City Ballet and for multiple companies around the country. Morgan has also been fortunate to work with Lindy Mandradjieff and Deborah Wingert from the Balanchine Trust to perform over a dozen ballets by George Balanchine. Notable credits include a principal role choreographed by Broadway legend Ann Reinking, opening for Cyndi Lauper’s annual show “Home For the Holidays,” performing Bob Fosse’s “Dancin’ Man, Rich Man’s Fruge” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” staged by Charlotte D’Amboise. Others include a feature in National Geographic, posing for Jordan Matter’s “Dancers After Dark” and performing alongside the original Broadway cast of The Wiz for “Broadway Sings for Pride.” He’s performed in several web series and short films that have won numerous awards including being nominated at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and the first promotional dance film for New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. Annually, he tours North America as the Master Ballet Instructor for View Dance Challenge in Canada and the U.S. based Elevation on Tour. He also teaches for Dance Masters of America, judges for StarQuest International Dance Competition and the Long Island Dance Challenge.

As a dance educator, Morgan has been fortunate to be on the faculty of more than a dozen institutions across the country and share his love of dance through master classes in classical and contemporary ballet, partnering, pointe, variations and choreography. He has also been on faculty for the Wyoming State University’s Snowy Range Dance Festival. Morgan has been able to give back to the dance community by teaching classes for Baltimore’s Hippodrome Foundation summer program which offers free classes to underprivileged families and Dance Key Wests’ partnership with women’s prisons to share their stories through dance.

Currently, Morgan lives in New York City and is the Program Manager of Dance at Success Academy Charter Schools where he runs a network of over 50 teachers across the five boroughs bringing specialized in-school dance programs to thousands of students. In his first two years, he was the recipient of the corporate Excellence in Scholar Talent award for Dance and has twice received the company vision award. SA specializes in building world-class K-12 public schools in NYC free of charge that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion for all children.