Guest Faculty

Megan Williams

Megan Williams is an independent dance artist, choreographer, teacher and repetiteur, with a BFA from the Juilliard School, and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has performed and toured internationally with the companies of Laura Glenn, Ohad Naharin, and Mark Haim, among many others. In 1988, she joined the Mark Morris Dance Group, with whom she danced for 10 years, toured worldwide, taught, and appeared in several films, including Falling Down Stairs (with YoYo Ma), The Hidden Soul of Harmony, The Hard Nut and Dido and Aeneas. Megan continues her affiliation with Mark Morris as a choreographic assistant in the creation of new work, as guest faculty,  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), and as a stager of Morris' work on  Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and on students at Purchase College, the Juilliard School, George Mason University, and Les Etes de la Danse (Paris), among many others.  
From 2000-2013 Megan was a professor on the modern dance faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, State University of New York. She was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine in 2010 and 2014, and is a certified vinyasa yoga instructor. Her choreography has been produced by Dancenow NYC at Joe’s Pub and Dance Theater Workshop, and by the Rivertown Artist’s Workshop, Barnspace, Purchase College and Marymount Manhattan College. She is currently creating a new work for 10 Hairy Legs that will premiere at New York Live Arts in 2016. She teaches Dance for Parkinson’s Disease in Rye, NY, and is on the Dance for PD flagship team. She has served on the board of directors of the Martha Hill Dance Fund since 2011 and is proud to have a producing credit on the documentary film Martha Hill: Making Dance Matter. She appears in Volumes 1 and 4 of Richard Daniels' Dances for an iPhone and is soon to be dancing in a new work by Rebecca Stenn.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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