Merritt Moore: Ballerina, Quantum Physicist, and possibly Astronaut

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For the past decade, Merritt Moore has been living a double life as both a professional ballerina and a quantum physicist. While dancing with Zurich Ballet and Boston Ballet, she received her undergrad degree from Harvard in physics, and she’s currently pursuing a PhD in quantum physics at Oxfor…


“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain.”

You can check out her blog here and her Instagram here.

2 Responses to “Merritt Moore”

  1. Merritt Moore

    I’ll be in LA later in October if you’re around for a coffee. I am thoroughly intrigued by all the projects on this site. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Jason Porath

    Totally! We probably have some friends in common – my friend Kari did an interpretive dance version of her Caltech astrophysics thesis, seems like you would run in the same circles.

    Drop me a line: