Megan Payne is a Charlotte based choreographer and performer. She received her MFA in dance from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival (2012) and her BFA in dance from Ohio University (2009). Megan has studied abroad in France, Germany, and Austria, working with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s Director + Choreographer, Michael Keegan-Dolan, and at the Forsythe Studios with Christopher Roman, Jonathan Burrows, and William Forsythe. Her choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, and the Detroit Dance City Festival, among other performance opportunities. Megan has also had the privilege of performing in works by Camille Brown, Ulysses Dove, Gladys Bailin-Stern, Ronald K. Brown, and Mariah Maloney. Megan choreographs and performs with Charlotte based contemporary company Baran Dance, is a faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College, and a contributing member of the Goodyear Arts Collective. Megan is also the co-curator of Women’s Showcase, an annual festival presenting local + regional female artists.
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