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Margaret Mullin in Studio

By January 31, 2019 No Comments

Margaret Mullin, a renowned soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, received a prestigious fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation. Mullin began her training at Ballet Arts Tucson with Mary-Beth Cabana, a former Cleveland Ballet Principal Dancer. At the age of 13 she first saw Ian Horvath’s Laura’s Women performed. She was so struck by the profound beauty of the ballet she counldn’t get it out of her head 11 years later. She then joined forces with Nel Shelby to create the documentary No Dominion, The Ian Horvath Story.

Margaret Mullin came to Cleveland to set Ian Horvath’s No Dominion on Verb Ballets the first week of January. Ian Horvath choreographed his final work No Dominion, for the Jose Limon Dance Company in 1988. Set to Sir William Walton’s cello concerto, the work for an all-male cast is a reflection on his impending death from AIDS. No Dominion takes its title from the poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” by Dylan Thomas. This peice will be featured on the two programs celebrating the life and work on Ian Horvath in February.

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Margaret Mullin

Margaret Mullin is from Tucson, Arizona. She studied on scholarship at Ballet Arts Tucson with Mary-Beth Cabana and at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and she attended summer courses at Ballet Tucson and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She was the recipient of a Thurber Scholarship Award in 2003 and 2004, the 2007 Founding Director Scholarship Award from Angela Whitehill of Burklyn Ballet, and a 2011 Princess Grace Award recipient. Ms. Mullin joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2008. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009 and soloist in 2013.

Ms. Mullin has choreographed works for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Choreographers’ Showcase and NEXT STEP. In 2012, she choreographed her first ballet, Lost in Light, for the Company. She has also choreographed works, performed as a guest artist (including a leading role in Antony Tudor’s Continuo), and served as guest teacher for Ballet Tucson and Ballet Arts School in Tucson.