Amanda Morgan (she/her) is from Tacoma, Washington. She studied at Dance Theatre Northwest and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and she attended summer courses at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Boston Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. She participated in PNB School’s exchange with the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, where she also performed with Dresden Semperoper Ballett. Amanda joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016, was promoted to corps de ballet in 2017, and promoted to soloist in 2022.
Amanda has danced a leading and featured roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Dewdrop); Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven and Red Angels; Alexander Ekman’s Cacti; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Beauty); Alonzo King’s The Personal Element; Crystal Pite’s Emergence (Trio), Plot Point (Mrs. Jones), and The Seasons’ Canon; Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite (Rosalia); Eva Stone’s F O I L; Kent Stowell’s Cinderella (Stepsister) and Swan Lake (Trio); and Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station (Golden Girl). She originated roles in Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss, Nia-Amina Minor’s And yet here we are, Dwight Rhoden’s Catching Feelings, and Dani Tirrell’s Suckle.
As a choreographer, Amanda has created works for PNB’S NEXT STEP, including Pages (2018) and The Argument (2019). She has choreographed for the Seattle International Film Festival and created her own show at Northwest Film Forum through a residency with Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center (2019). That same year, Amanda launched The Seattle Project, an artist collaborative that creates new works to highlight and uplift BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists.. In 2020, The Seattle Project premiered two works; The How of It Sped at Northwest Film Forum and Musings as part of Seattle Dance Collective’s Continuum Program. In 2020 Amanda choreographed and directed This Space Left Intentionally Blank for PNB’s digital season. In 2021, Amanda presented “truth be told”, a night of six new works, highlighting choreographers of color at Northwest Film Forum.
Amanda was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2020.