Amanda Morgan is a member of the corps de ballet at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Amanda Morgan is a member of the corps at Pacific Northwest Ballet, as well as a choreographer. Courtesy of Amanda Morgan

Good morning. It's Wednesday, April 8.

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Today's message comes from the Pacific Northwest Ballet company member Amanda Morgan. Amanda is also a choreographer and the founder of the Seattle Project.

"Obviously in these times we are confined to our homes. We are not allowed to go outside. So I thought it would be important to show that, even within small spaces, even within our own homes, we can dance, we can create, we can make art," she says.

"We can still find a way to go on, and be creative, and be ready for when we will eventually be outside again."

Here is Amanda's piece for this morning.

It's performed by PNB company dancer Margaret Mullin. Camera work is by Henry Wurtz.

It was shot in the hallway outside Amanda's apartment on Capitol Hill.

Amanda 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.

You can find out more about Amanda here and here.

Amanda joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2017.
Amanda joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2017. Photo by Lindsay Thomas/Courtesy of PNB

You can follow her on Instagram here.

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us, Amanda.

And for the reminder that there are so many ways to move, even in confined spaces.

Have a good Wednesday, everyone.


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Previously in this series:


Jonathan Bisss message to the city on April 6.
Jonathan Biss's message to the city on April 6.

Chris Jeffriess message to the city on April 5.
Chris Jeffries's message to the city on April 5.

Lesley Hazletons message to the city on April 4.
Lesley Hazleton's message to the city on April 4.

John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.

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