teaching credentials

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Degrees earned

  • B.A. in Dance Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • M.F.A. in Dance with focus in Dance Pedagogy, Texas Woman’s University

Additional training

  • Racial Equity Training, Phase I (Racial Equity Institute)
  • Introductory Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy (Ruella Frank)
  • Stewards of Children: Learning how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse (Darkness2Light)
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (Online Curriculum Development)

These degree programs and additional professional development have provided Megan with specialized movement training in contemporary release-based techniques, contact improvisation, spontaneous composition, and safe movement patterning (from a variety of somatic movement techniques), as well as auxiliary training in West African forms, raqs al sharki (traditional belly dance), ballet, and dance pedagogy for online and in-person formats.

Her graduate research focused on dance pedagogy, including online dance theory curriculum development and in-studio dance techniques for a variety of  experience levels. Her artistic research fused theater- and movement-inspired group improvisation methods with audience engagement research and culminated in her professional paper titled, “Strategies for Welcoming Non-Dancer Audiences into Concert Performance.”

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Previous teaching appointments include positions working with students of all ages and experience levels at the following institutions:

Dance Organizations:

Dance Revolution East Africa (Kampala, Uganda) | Dance Exchange (Washington, DC) | The American Dance Festival’s Scripps Studios and Project Dance (NC) | 9th Street Dance (NC) | Living Arts Collective (NC) | Factory Street Studio (OH) | Paper Circle (OH) | MamLuft&Co (OH)

Universities:

Columbia College/Carolina Dance Improvisation Festival (SC) | Ohio University | Ohio Wesleyan University | Denison University | Ohio5 Dance Festival | OhioDance Festival | BalletMet Columbus (OH) | University of North Texas | Texas Woman’s University (Award for Excellence in Teaching) | Texas Dance Improvisation Festival

K-12:

Santa Teresa High School (Award for Outstanding Leadership in Education, CA) | Live Oak High School (CA) | Flower Mound High School (TX) | Hebron High School (TX) | Wakeland High School (TX) | Lake Highlands High School (TX)