Megan is a performer, experimental choreographer and movement educator. Her movement lineage is comprised of an eclectic mix of contemporary dance techniques rooted in American modern and post-modern dance traditions, gymnastics, colorguard, contact improvisation, as well as somatic and releasing techniques. In her choreographic, educational and administrative work, she prioritizes welcoming people and children of all income, experience and ability levels, ages, heritages, and walks of life into dance education and performances.
Megan’s dance technique education focuses on sequentiality and joyful articulation of the spine. Her choreography highlights relationality, non-linear spontaneous composition, site-responsivity, performer wellbeing, and group dynamics. She has presented work in festivals through the US; Kampala, Uganda; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has performed in works by David Dorfman, Bebe Miller, Amii LeGendre, Michael Foley (with permission by Mary Williford-Shade), Larry Keigwin, Christie Bondade, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin.
Her current project titled Qué gringa, que gringa is a timely exploration of her mixed heritage in the current political climate in the US. Durham, NC’s INDYWeek wrote this: “Megan created arresting images that emitted potent ideas. I was especially awed by a section in which she wore both the folklórico skirt and the bulletproof vest. For me, it epitomized the schizophrenia of being Mestizx—a blending of bloods—and negotiating the fact that half of your ancestry actively oppresses the other half.” For more information, please visit the Qué gringa, que gringa page.
Megan has taught in a range of settings including online dance theory courses, non-profit dance studios, public and private school residencies, private lessons, dance festivals, intensives and collegiate programs for the last sixteen years. For a list of awards and residencies, please visit the Teaching page.
Megan holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and resides in Durham, North Carolina with her partner-in-crime and musician/sound designer, John Osburn.