Meghan McLyman is a dance professor at Salem State University in Salem, MA. She graduated with a BA in dance from Point Park University and received an MA in dance and arts management from American University. Recently, she continued her studies in the Hollins University MFA program in partnership with the American Dance Festival. Meghan has taught courses at various dance programs
including The Colleges of the Fenway, The College of the Holy Cross, James Madison University, North Quincy High School, Green Street Studios, and Avery Ballet. She has held master classes at the American Dance Festival, the American College Dance Festival, Tufts University, MIT, and the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Her choreography has been presented in Boston, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and throughout Virginia. Her work has
received recognition in Crash Arts/World Music’s Ten’s The Limit concert, from Green Street Studios Emerging Artist and Space Grant programs, from the Somerville Arts Council’s Somerville Struts and Art Beat Festival supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, at Concord Academy’s Summer Stages and at the American Dance Festival in NC. She has performed with The Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, The Falling Flight Project, Digby Dance, The Moving Laboratory, Flip Side Dance Theatre, Sister’s Trousers, and with The Avery Ballet.
Class Description: Join Meghan McLyman in a fun exploration of contemporary movement that emphasizes building a supportive class community. The class will begin with a floor warm-up based on Bartenieff fundamentals that progresses through a series of center and traveling exercises that all relate to a selected movement principle. The exercises build into a dynamic final phrase that moves in and out of the floor and eats up space.