Tag: kathryn morgan

Dear Katie

(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, I have really hyper-extended legs—so hyper-extended that they make simple steps difficult. How can I gain more control of my knees? —Katherine Ugh, I struggled with this same problem. Vanessa Campos, a friend of mine who’s a former dancer and sought-after NYC trainer, is a pro on hyper-extended legs. […]

"Dear Katie" Bonus Question: How to Deal with Sore Toes

Katie photographed by Nathan Sayers. She’s so purty! Good morning, everyone! Are you totally obsessed with “Dear Katie” yet? Because I still can’t get over the fact that Kathryn Morgan—the former New York City Ballet soloist currently dispensing dance tips over at “If the Pointe Shoe Fits“—is writing an advice column for DS. She’s just […]

Dear Katie

(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, My technique is pretty strong, but my feet are terrible. I don’t have enough money to buy a fancy foot stretcher. What can I do to make my feet look better? —Kim I don’t encourage people to buy foot stretchers. When used improperly, they’re dangerous—you might end up injuring […]

Kathryn Morgan Wants to Answer Your Dance Questions

Via ifthepointeshoefits.com Good morning, everyone! I have some happy news for you today: Kathryn Morgan—former New York City Ballet soloist, one of our 2008 cover stars and blogger extraordinaire over at If the Pointe Shoe Fits—will be writing an advice column for DS! If you’re a fan of ITPSF, you’ll understand why I’m super excited […]

Kathryn Morgan's Summer Intensive Advice

Right about now, many of you are a week or so into your summer intensives. You’ve probably begun to feel pretty comfortable—you’ve conquered the dining hall, established your friend group and picked your favorite (and least favorite…) classes and instructors. But before you get too settled in your routine, former New York City Ballet soloist […]


We miss Kathryn Morgan! The gorgeous New York City Ballet soloist has been on leave from the company for a while now due to a medical condition. (We’re sending good vibes your way, Kathryn.) But she’s stayed plenty busy during her time away from NYCB. In addition to guesting with Mobile Ballet in her hometown […]

Why We Love The Nutcracker

Like many of you, I’m guessing, seeing The Nutcracker every year was a major holiday tradition growing up. My studio never put on our own production, so my BFF Becky and I would go to a different show each winter with our moms. We started small by seeing a Nutcracker at St. Paul’s School in […]