It’s not about the destination. It’s about enjoying the journey.
Megan is a movement artist, travel addict, music nut, taco enthusiast, backbend junkie, and puppy mama to Mr. Darcy.
She believes that life is a beautiful blend of visual and visceral, and dances through life with spirited energy, gratitude, and compassion while working to be fully present in every experience.
Megan encourages others to move towards their goals with patience and diligence; playfulness and compassion. Both movement and stillness are sacred, intimate practices. She inspires students to celebrate and embrace their own unique path.
Megan teaches Vagonova-based classical ballet with a modern approach, incorporating kinesiology, anatomy, and developmental psychology to meet the needs of students of all ages and skill levels. She began her dance training in Little Rock, AR under Melinda Tobian, and continued training through her youth at Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives before studying Dance Performance at Southern Methodist University. She went on to perform and choreograph both classical and contemporary works with regional companies scattered throughout Texas, including the aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light’s “Requim” which was seen by over 14,000 people and became a cultural highlight in Austin.
Megan began sharing her passion for movement as an instructor in 2005, and became a certified Leap ‘N Learn teacher in 2010. She has produced multiple full-length youth ballets, and directed and choreographed several musicals. Her students have been accepted to prestigious summer programs including Joffrey Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Texas Ballet Theatre, Broadway Theatre Project, and CCM Musical Theatre Intensive. She continues her education with teacher intensives and workshops throughout the US, and has been influenced by ballet masters such as Beverly Spell, Finis Jung, and David Howard.
With a deep-rooted love for movement and music, Megan works diligently to preserve the beauty and integrity of classical ballet while making it fun, approachable, and relevant for young dancers. Her goal is to provide technical training to help take their dancing to the professional level, but will serve them in life outside the studio.
Megan currently teaches both children and adult ballet classes at Rock City Dance Center.
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Megan leads a vinyasa flow practice integrating focused breath and movement to help increase strength, stamina, and flexibility while quieting the mind. After dabbling in yoga throughout her ballet training, Megan began a consistent and rewarding practice upon moving to Dallas in 2011. She is an E-RYT 200 and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance. Since then she has been influenced by teachers of Ashtanga yoga, and combines these methods with her dance background to design dynamic classes, filled with fluid and cohesive sequences while creating an upbeat and non-intimidating environment.
Megan believes that yoga is a joyous journey, and approaches teaching and personal practice with energetic playfulness. Her goal is to give yogis the tools to explore their individual practice safely, compassionately, and confidently.
Megan is currently working towards her RYT 500 through Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, TN. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats, she teaches adult and children’s yoga in Little Rock at Barefoot Studio.