Morgan Barbour

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Morgan Barbour
Born (1992-09-08) September 8, 1992 (age 31)
CitizenshipUnited States
  • Degree in theatre performance
  • Master of Fine Arts in Movement
Alma mater
  • VCU School of the Arts
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
  • Circus artist
  • Movement director
  • Life model
  • Writer

Morgan Barbour (born 8 September 1992) is an American circus artist, movement director, life model, and writer.

Early life and education

Barbour's passion for theatre and circus began early on when she was a student at Nandua High School in Onley, Virginia. After graduating, Barbour attended VCU School of the Arts[1] to pursue a degree in theatre performance.

Professional Career

While still a student Barbour co-wrote the one act play By the Bi, that went on to be the first bisexual-centred play to premiere in Dublin, Ireland at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival[2] in 2015. By the Bi won the Doric Wilson Award of Intercultural Dialogue and was long-listed by Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award. She moved to London, United Kingdom in 2016 to pursue her Master of Fine Arts in Movement: Directing & Teaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.[3]

Barbour spent the autumn 2017 season as a guest artist at University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a movement director and educator under Andrew Park (theatre director) for the revival of Jean-Claude van Itallie's The Serpent[4]. In 2019 she helped create the movement and body doubled for Knickerbockerglory (production company)'s documentary How to Have a Better Orgasm on Channel 5 (British TV channel).[5] In 2020 she collaborated with October!Collective to create Obsolete, a two-part film and live theatre piece debuted at Oxo Tower Bargehouse as part of the immersive art gallery MARS & BEYOND in association with Greenpeace and Sci-Fi-London.[6]

Barbour has notably collaborated with celebrated British sculptor David Williams-Ellis. She is a special lecturer in movement and animation at Central Saint Martins and a Flying trapeze instructor.[7]


Barbour's writing largely focuses on gender politics and activism for survivors of sexual assault. Her work has been featured in,[8] Al Jazeera English,[9] Business Insider[10] HuffPost,[11] and Association for Progressive Communications's GenderIT.[12]

She has upcoming chapters in Mitzi Szereto's true crime anthology The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues, & Criminals and Palgrave Macmillan Handbook on Gendered Violence and Technology with Anastasia Powell.


  1. "Talent: Model and Photographer Morgan Barbour". QUAIL BELL MAGAZINE. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  2. "By The Bi - Dublin Gay Theatre Festival". Dublin at Christmas. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  3. "Morgan Barbour | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama". Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  4. Korbelik, Jeff. "Aerialist is part of Rep's 'The Serpent'". Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  5. "How To Have A Better Orgasm". Knickerbockerglory. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  6. Shurvell, Joanne. "Mars & Beyond, An Exciting New Immersive Exhibition On London's Southbank". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  7. "Morgan". High Fly Trapeze. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  8. "Morgan Barbour ·". Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  9. Barbour, Morgan. "Why are rape victims being denied therapy in the UK?". Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  10. Barbour, Morgan. "I started flying trapeze after I was sexually assaulted. The sport has saved my life". Insider. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  11. Stoddard, Christine; writer, ContributorChristine Stoddard is a; artist; Magazine, the editor of Quail Bell (2017-01-08). "Quail Bell Magazine's Pamphlet For Self-Care and Rebellion Under the Trump Administration". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-08-23. {{cite web}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  12. "Cummunity Standards". Retrieved 2020-08-23.

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