Haydée Morales

Costume Designer & Director of Wardrobe

Haydée Morales was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City.  Her career has encompassed both design and production for dance, Broadway, opera and film. She acquired her theatrical training at Barbara Matera Costume Shop in New York.  She joined Miami City Ballet in 1986, and has designed and overseen countless productions including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ in collaboration with Jose Varona; Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom and Gismonti Brasil; and Lynne-Taylor Corbett’s Kennedy Center commission, The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses.  Ms. Morales has also recreated costumes from the original designs of many Balanchine ballets as well as for dances by Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon and Trey McIntyre.  In 2007, she designed the costumes for the off-Broadway show Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.