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Megan Williams

Megan Williams is an independent dance artist, choreographer, teacher, ballet master, and repetiteur, with a BFA from the Juilliard School, and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her choreography has been produced by 10 Hairy Legs, DanceNOW NYC at Joe’s Pub and Dance Theater Workshop, and by the Rivertown Artist’s Workshop, Barnspace, MIXT Co., Purchase College, Marymount Manhattan College, Connecticut College and Interlochen Arts Academy. She unveiled her first full evening work, »One Woman Show« to critical acclaim, as a DanceNOW Commissioned Artist. In addition to performing in her own work, she could be seen in two installments of Richard Daniels’ »Dances for an IPhone« and was dancing with Rebecca Stenn Company as well as in Netta Yurashalmy’s »Paramodernities« project.
After performing and touring internationally with the companies of Laura Glenn, Ohad Naharin, and Mark Haim, she joined the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1988, dancing for 10 years worldwide, and appearing in several films, including »Falling Down Stairs« (with cellist Yo-Yo Ma), »The Hidden Soul of Harmony«, »The Hard Nut« and »Dido and Aeneas«. Megan Williams continues her affiliation with Morris as a guest performer (creating the role of Lady Capulet in Morris’ 2009 »Romeo and Juliet« on motifs of Shakespeare and dancing »Bijoux« at the 2014 Bessie Awards), guest rehearsal director and guest teacher at the Mark Morris Dance Center. She has staged Morris’ work on the Purchase Dance Company, Vassar Repertory Company, Fieldston Dance Company, the Boston Ballet, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and on students at the Juilliard School, George Mason University, Les Étés de la Danse Paris, and Interlochen Arts Academy, and has been Morris’ assistant in a variety of settings including ballet, Broadway and television.
From 2000 to 2013 she was on the modern dance faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY. She teaches Dance for Parkinson’s Disease in Rye, NY, and is on the renowned Dance for PD flagship teaching team. Furthermore, she teaches company class for the Limón Dance Company and the Jessica Lange Dance Company and was a Guest Lecturer at Connecticut College. In fall 2018 she was joining the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College in New York City. She has served on the board of directors of the Martha Hill Dance Fund since 2011 and was supporting the documentary film »Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter«.

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