David Morse

Soloist | Charlotte, NC | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2016

David Morse trained with Charlotte Ballet Academy under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Darleen Callaghan, Mark Diamond, Patricia McBride and Kathryn Moriarty. Morse spent his summers training at The Chautauqua Institution and danced with Charlotte Ballet II for two seasons before joining Charlotte Ballet, where he performed leading roles in a variety of classical and contemporary works. His choreography has been performed around the U.S. by professional companies, pre-professional schools and universities, and his work has been presented at Regional Dance America’s South Eastern Regional Ballet Association for six years. Regional Dance America awarded him the Habich-Corey Choreography Award and the Project Tier Award for Excellence in Choreography. Morse has taken part in two sessions at the New York Choreographic Institute creating new works for School of American Ballet (to a commissioned score by Michael Gilbertson) and New York City Ballet. Also an accomplished pianist, Morse served as a ballet class accompanist at Charlotte Ballet, The Chautauqua Institution and Regional Dance America. He has served as a guest accompanist for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ballet Academy East and New York City Ballet. Morse was promoted to Soloist for Cincinnati Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season.


Sponsors: Mary Bergstein and Connie & Buzz Dow and Noël Jules-Dehner & Joe Dehner

Professional History

  • Charlotte Ballet Academy, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The Chataqua Institution
  • Charlotte Ballet II
  • Charlotte Ballet: Soloist
  • Cincinnati Ballet: Corps de Ballet

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