Victoria Morgan, Council Chair - Artistic Directors

Victoria Morgan is the Sue & Bill Friedlander artistic director, sponsored by Barbara & Larry Kellar, at Cincinnati Ballet. The Ballet has experienced tremendous growth and success under the leadership of Morgan, now in her 22nd season. In 2008, Morgan took on the role of executive leader, serving as both the artistic director and CEO. Under her leadership, after years of growing deficits, the company stabilized their finances, built a $13 million endowment fund (today at $14.5 million), created an operating reserve, presented several million-dollar capital projects, and expanded the Otto M. Budig Academy and education outreach programming. Morgan’s vision to lead Cincinnati Ballet into a vibrant and confident future is framed by the Company’s recent tour to the Joyce Theater in New York and the tour to the Kennedy Center in D.C. In 2017 with the arrival of Scott Altman, Morgan became a full- time artistic director, giving her the opportunity to focus exclusively on artistic excellence. During her tenure at Cincinnati Ballet, Morgan choreographed numerous one-act and full-length ballets. Her most widely acclaimed works include the world premieres of King Arthur’s Camelot, the new Nutcracker and her revised choreography for Cinderella. Prior to coming to Cincinnati Ballet, Morgan was resident choreographer for the San Francisco Opera and a principal dancer for San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West. She currently serves on the Board of Dance/USA, and has served on numerous Boards including Dance/USA, Dance Magazine, the NEA evaluation panel, and was a presiding judge for many International Ballet Competitions. Morgan graduated Magna Cum Laude with an M.F.A. from University of Utah. She was honored as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement in 2009.

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