Abigail Maruna Morwood
Morwood’s path to ballet was anything but conventional. “I got my first contract when I was 15,” she says. With her parents’ support, Morwood left formal high school to dance full-time with Montgomery Ballet, earning her diploma in the evenings after rehearsal. “I had only been dancing five years, but I studied YouTube videos and books about ballet technique like a crazy person all day, every day. I had to learn somehow.” Morwood’s experiences with Montgomery Ballet gave her experience and confidence that she says make her a stronger, better member of the corps.
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.
Fun fact: Abby is the go-to hair stylist for her fellow dancers during productions.
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.
2013/2014 Sponsors: Eddie & Theresa Hooker and Tony & Mary Talbott
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