Abigail Maruna Morwood
Abigail Maruna Morwood, born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2009 and is currently a Corps de Ballet Dancer. She began dancing at age nine, and one year later she auditioned for Montgomery Ballet’s Nutcracker. Following this performance, Abagail joined the Montgomery Ballet School. At age 15, she was asked to join Montgomery Ballet’s professional company.
After dancing with the company for two years, Abigail knew it was time to move on to a larger company and pursue her dreams of having a career as a professional ballet dancer. She began auditioning at various ballet companies and was asked to join Cincinnati Ballet. At age 17, Abigail moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and is now entering into her fourth season at Cincinnati Ballet.
Shortly after moving to Cincinnati, Abigail met her husband and they married June 11, 2011! Abigail loves having the support if her husband at every show. He is one of Cincinnati Ballet’s biggest fans! She also loves Pilates and yoga and has two beautiful cats named Seraphim and Syrah.
Why I chose this career: Ever since I was a little girl I knew I was going to be a ballet dancer. It was in my blood and every inch of my being. With lots of hard work and lots of passion, I knew I would some day be a professional ballet dancer. It's crazy to think that this is my job. It's every little girl’s dream to become a ballet dancer. I can't believe the dream actually came true for me! It is an extremely competitive world and I am very blessed to have a job. Especially one that I love!
Favorite roles: Kingdom of Shadespas de deux in La Bayadere; Swan Lake pas de trois; Le Corsaire pas de deux; Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Sugar Plum Fairy in Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker; Arabian in Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker.
2012/2013 Dancer Fellowship Sponsors: Eddie & Theresa Hooker, Mary E. Ray and Nydia C. Tranter
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