'Runacre-Temple’s choreography (Kingdom of Back) is playful, but tension thrives, first in a wistful solo that illuminates Nannerl’s haut-monde station in life (Marie Antoinette beehive included) and, later, in sweeping group numbers that lay bare the imperious influence of her father (Javier Torres, sporting a chilly glare). Frank Moon’s characteristically quirky soundtrack is a joy.' - Sara Veale, The Observer, November, 2019
'The innovative choreographer, Morgann Runacre-Temple, came up with the idea of articulating the fingers for piano as motifs to convey the personalities of the playful young woman and her imposing father... a lovely and airy piece, and a great display for a subtle narrative.' Kingdom of Back - Philip Tunstall, Dance Europe May, 2019
'Most successful in terms of creating its own unique world is Morgann Runacre-Temple’s The Kingdom of Back, inspired by Mozart’s sister Nannerl, her wunderkind brother and stern, exacting father (“After God comes Papa,” says the voiceover). It has a curious, mischievous, dreamy spirit – she opens with the doo-be-doo sound of the Swingle Singers rather than a conventional Mozart recording. In relatively simple movement language, Runacre-Temple captures the playful, loving, occasionally jealous relationship between older sister and young prodigy...' - Lyndsey Windship, The Guardian, November 2019
‘Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now, making relevant what is often seen as an elitist art form while still honouring its roots.......Runacre-Temple understands this image appeals to more than just little girls who want to grow up to be dancing princesses, or moneyed audiences who have done so. This sense of wanting to know the person behind the persona on stage is as common now as asking for a daughter’s hand in marriage was in Shakespeare’s time. Runacre- Temple gets it, and Ballet Ireland fortuitously has gotten a head start on discovering and nurturing her talent.’ - Romeo and Juliet - The Irish Times
'The movement is beautifully differentiated with her cool blond, hauteur slowly allowing more until they circle the room in a hot and edgy duet – not smutty but my goodness it smoulders.' - Bruce Marriott, DANCETABS
Morgann is a freelance choreographer from London. Her choreographic credits include productions of Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen and Coppelia all for Ballet Ireland.
She has also created Give My Love to The Sunrise, Sticks and Bones for English National Ballet, Poppy Hotel for Wilton's Music Hall 'Strike! Festival. Other credits include new works for Ballet Central, London Children’s Ballet, The Print Room, Images of Dance, Curve Foundation Dance, DanceEast CAT and several works for Chance to Dance at Royal Opera House, London: Peter and The Wolf (Linbury Studio Theatre) andStargazer (Main Stage).
In partnership with Jessica Wright, Morgann is a dance film maker with credits including How to Cure A Dancing Madness, (English National Ballet and Manchester International Festival) The Try Out, Channel 4 and BAFTA; The Last Resort, English National Ballet & TATE Liverpool.
Morgann has performed as a dancer for Ballet Ireland, English National Ballet, Rosie Kay Dance Company and the Curve Foundation. She trained at Central School of Ballet and London Contemporary Dance School. She has also taken part in DanceEast's Rural Retreat for Future Dance Leaders in 2014, Wayne McGregor's DanceLines 2009 and Northern Ballet's Tell Tail Steps Choreographic Lab in 2016. She created 'Curing Albrecht' a dance film made with Jessica Wright for English National Ballet, which was created as a curtain raiser to Akram Khan's world premiere of Giselle at Palace Theatre in Manchester on 1st October, 2016.
More recently, Morgann has created works for England National Ballet School and in September, 2018, she premiered Kingdom of Back for Northern Ballet. In 2019 she was invited to take part in Stuttgart Ballet's Noverre Evening, creating Rosie Fällt for the company.
Film work with co-creator Jessica Wright, has included, Tremble for Scottish Ballet's 2019 Digital Season which won Best Dance Film at London's New Reannisance Film Festival; and a a film commission from English National Ballet inspired by Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella released in 2020. In 2020 she will also be working with Jessica Wright on a film about ballerina Marie Taglioni starring Alessandra Ferri.
Her work in theatre includes movement director for productions of Persuasion at Manchester's Royal Exchange directed by Jeff James; and in 2018, two plays by Debbie Tucker Green, Random and Generation directed by Tinuke Craig at Chichester Festival and The Crucible at Storyhouse, Chester directed by Geraldine Alexander. In 2019 she worked along side acclaimed director, Ivo van Hove as Movement Director for David Bowie's Lazarus in Amsterdam. In 2020, Morgann worked with acclaimed director Tinuke Craig on a new produciotn of Hamlet for young audiences at the National Theatre.
In 2021, Morgann will create new works for Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet School and New English Ballet Theatre.