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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