But in a synchronistic bit of career timing, Wheeldon offered him a position as ballet master for Morphoses
' Canada and California tours that same year.
Working with choreographers Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, now also the director of NDT (see "Quick Q&A," March), on Softly As I Leave You when she was a member of Morphoses
was "one of the best experiences of my career.
In fact, our cover girl Sara Mearns makes her Pillow debut this month with the Morphoses
Rowe won the Walter Bourke Prize in 2009, which allowed her to join Christopher Wheeldon's pick-up troupe, Morphoses
, for the 2009-10 season.
Then, after retiring from the stage and getting a degree at Brown, he became associate artistic director at the Washington Ballet and associate artistic director and ballet master at Christopher Wheeldon's Morphoses
. What's finally brought him to Broadway?
With the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Morphoses
premieres a commissioned work (created during a residency here leading up to the performance).
Her students have gone on to NYCB (including Morphoses
' executive director, Lourdes Lopez), ABT (Fernando Bujones studied with her as a child), and Orlando Ballet.