Megan Bascom

© Michael Trolman with wrDM
© Michael Trolman with wrDM

Megan Bascom is the Artistic Director of Megan Bascom & Dancers (MB&D), a New York City based company, whose work is highly collaborative and relationship driven, involving memory, intimate interaction, and an overall commitment to expansive motion that expresses physical potential. Her work has been produced by Triskelion Arts, Gowanus Arts + Production, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and Dance New Amsterdam in addition to many other small but wonderful performance venues.

© Lydia Bittner-Baird
© Lydia Bittner-Baird

Megan is a Florida native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies, focusing on dance injury and prevention while additionally completing the coursework for the BFA candidacy in performance and choreography. In her youth she apprenticed and performed with Dance Alive National Ballet in her hometown of Gainesville, FL. Along with the creation and performance of her own works, Megan has had the pleasure of working and performing with Jody Oberfelder Projects, The Median Movement, Kendra Portier, white road Dance Media, Tara Burns Dance, Jeanne Travers, Michael Foley, Danny Buraczeski, Moving Current Dance Collective, and Doug Varone, among others. As a teaching artist, Megan has taught classes and workshops most recently at Le Danse Cité (Rabat, Morocco), Wayne State University (MI), MiXtCo (CT), Barnard College, 100 Grand Dance and Gibney Dance Center. Certified in Pilates by the Kane School, she spends half her week teaching in and around the NY Metro area. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Megan is the co-author of a book with Deborah Kayton Michals titled Up Down, Move Around: Active Learning for Preschoolers, which was published by Gryphon House, a subsidiary of Kaplan, in 2013.