Megan Yankee, M.F.A. is an biracial citizen artist based in Durham, North Carolina who works at the intersection of anti-racist contemporary dancemaking and adoptee/trauma survivor advocacy. She is an experimental choreographer who has been generously funded by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (OH), Dance Project NC, and Carolina Performing Arts. She is also an award-winning trauma-informed movement educator for children and adults of all experience levels.
“The turbulence of this moment in history is visible everywhere: We witness frenetic outbursts every day in the news, in our communities, and this week, in Megan’s work. Her dance illustrates this with graceful and delicate movements punctured by sharp jabs. But whenever I spend time with Megan outside of rehearsal, my mind is directed more pointedly toward her personal story, embedded in this nation’s still-evolving history.” Victoria Bouloubasis, 2019, INDYWeek (Durham, NC)