Morgan is excited to begin ballet studies in the Jacobs School of Music and can’t wait to become a part of its dedicated, passionate student body who have a deep appreciation for the arts and music. She chose IU because of its unique ballet program that allows students to concurrently train at a professional level and pursue a rigorous academic curriculum, while fostering a deep connection to the Balanchine repertoire and technique. She spent high school training to join this illustrious community by commuting four days a week into Chicago to study at the School of Ballet Chicago, and she is proud to have academically triumphed despite this intense time and physical commitment. She was thrilled to perform in the demanding Russian Corps role in Balanchine’s Serenade and join into a sisterhood of connection with her fellow dancers. In her spare time, Morgan loves to bake macarons. She would love to travel to France to sample more of the cuisine and explore the art and architecture. Here in the US, she’ll settle for a cold slice of white cake from Martin’s, the local grocery store. Morgan is the eighth Scholar from Penn High School and she will hold the Blaine Wieseman scholarship.