About

 

Megan Thompson is an active dance artist and educator who completed her BS in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA in Dance at the University of Maryland. She also studied at the Laban Center in London and completed training programs in Pilates (700 hour), Yoga (200 hour) and Extreme Moves. She has danced professionally in the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, The Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and RTG Dance. In 2009, Megan co-founded the Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project with performing artist Jen Stone.  Together they have taught master classes and performed in Chicago, New York City, Norfolk, and Richmond and internationally in Australia, Guatemala, Mexico and Scotland.  Megan is also a founding member of the Norfolk arts group, ArtPile, for which she has created site-specific work and structured group improvisations.  As a choreographer, Megan creates work from a place of collaboration and discovery.  Her choreography involves dynamic physicality intended to be performed honestly and with a desire to create a shared emotional experience for performers and audience.  Megan’s stage work has been presented in Chicago, IL, Madison, WI, New York City, Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., Edinburgh, Scotland, Krasnoyarsk, Russia and at Old Dominion University where she is an Assistant Professor of Dance. In her research, Megan explores interdisciplinary and innovative methods of art-making, engagement and digital technologies. Her newer works have utilized a range of media including; dance, film, photography, social media, audience participation, installation, performance, sound and interactive design. Recent installations and site-specific works have been presented at The NEON Festival, The Chrysler Museum of Art and The Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, VA.