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Megan Glynn

Assistant Professor of Dance

Contact Information

Moss Performing Arts Center 154

970.248.1477

mglynn@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MFA, Dance, University of California

BA, Dance, Chapman University

Biography

Megan Glynn is an accomplished choreographer, instructor, director and writer. Having more than 15 years of professional experience in the arts, she is constantly striving to expand her work collaboratively and academically.

On a full fellowship at University of California-Irvine, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant, assisting in dance history and jazz dance technique. Having a strong musical background, she also worked with the UCI opera and theatre departments, collaborating on numerous productions. While working for completion of her thesis, she worked directly under the tutelage of Donald McKayle, a world-renowned dancer, choreographer and professor.

Her thesis concert, "Addicted", was an original work premiere, which she wrote, directed and choreographed. She also had the opportunity to choreograph a new play, "Eve's Rapture", written by Bryan Reynolds and directed by Robert Cohen, which premiered at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. In April 2009, a new dance work she created, "End a Tearful View", was chosen to represent UCI at the California College Dance Invitational. Prior to UCI, she worked with many theatre and dance companies in her native Northern California bay area. She served as a board member for Darkroom Productions, and with Darkroom co-founder Jon Tracy, she codirected and choreographed an award-winning production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" and "Some Devil Whisper".

Glynn trained and performed with the Lisa Clark Dancers while enrolled in Solano College's Actor Training Program. While at Chapman University, Glynn was a member of Pulse, a hip hop company, which performed all over Southern California. She choreographed works for student concerts and performed in faculty shows, while having a part in creating the Chapman Dance Alliance, a student run program that is still thriving today.

Upon returning to the bay area after graduate school, she worked as the Jazz Dance Director at Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City for two years and continued to teach and choreograph with Lisa Clark Dancers.

Most notably, Glynn has worked with and choreographed for the Berkeley Playhouse, Solano College Theatre, Darkroom Productions, Lincoln Theatre, the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group and the Napa Shakespeare Festival. Her work was featured in "The Dance of the Zodiac" at the Napa Valley Opera House. Her dancers have been seen on television shows such as "Live to Dance", "America's Best Dance Crew" and "America's Got Talent", as well as in multiple films, programs and companies throughout the world.