Morgan Ricke


Age: 29
Hometown: New Albany, Indiana
Occupation: Killer Whale Trainer
Education: University of South Carolina
Tribe Designation: Naviti

Bio: Morgan is a 29-year-old Killer Whale Trainer at SeaWorld, currently residing in Orlando, Florida. She was born and raised in Indiana, where she graduated from New Albany High School in 2006. A standout student, Morgan also competed on the volleyball and diving squads. Her dedication to diving came after seeing an aquatic show at SeaWorld when she was a child – Morgan became fascinated with marine mammals and decided she wanted to train them for a living.

She went on to study at the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Marine Science and competed on the school’s diving team. As team captain, Morgan helped her squad earn Academic All-America team honors in 2006-07. In 2010, she started working and training in Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas. She worked several shows a day, helped clean the fish room and algae out of the water, and fed the whales. After completing her training, Morgan eventually realized her dream of becoming a Killer Whale Trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.