Margo McCann / by Alyssa Gunsolus

Margo McCann was born in Beaumont, TX and began her early ballet training with Marsha Woody.  Ms. McCann completed her training in New York City at the American Ballet Theater School and on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet. In 1986, Ms. McCann joined Texas Ballet Theatre, formerly known as the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet.  Ms. McCann has toured extensively with the company to Japan, Taiwan, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Among Ms. McCann’s favorite principal roles by world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine are: Agon, Allegro Brillante, Apollo, Four Temperaments, Rubies, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Square Dance, Western Symphony and Who Cares? Under the current artistic direction of Ben Stevenson, Ms. McCann has been featured in Mr. Stevenson’s Four Last Songs, Cinderella and Peer Gynt.  Ms. McCann has also worked with other choreographers including: Paul Meijia, Grahm Lustig, Peter Anastos, Stephen Mills, Stanton Welch, Kevin O’Day, Kent Stowell and Bart Cook.  Ms. McCann especially enjoyed dancing the role of Juliet in Alan Jones’ Romeo and Juliet.

As well as having an illustrious dance career, Ms. McCann has enjoyed teaching the Balanchine technique in classes and workshops around the country.