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. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Choreography and Graduate Student Instructor at the University of Michigan. Megan is a Center for World Performance Certificate Fellow and recipient of the Meta Weiser Performing Arts EXCELerator Grant through the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

© Lydia Bittner-Baird
© Lydia Bittner-Baird

In New York, her work has been produced 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. As an independent artist and educator, Megan has worked most recently at Hacettepe University/Ankara State Conservatory (Ankara, Turkey), Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası (Istanbul, Turkey), the New Tunisian Dance Ballet (Tunis, Tunisia), the University of Michigan, The Dance Complex (MA), Pofahl’s/Dance Alive National Ballet (FL), Le Danse Cité (Morocco), Dance Exchange (DC), Barnard College, 100 Grand Dance and Gibney Dance Center (NY). She has had the pleasure of performing with Jody Oberfelder Projects, The Median Movement, Kendra Portier, white road Dance Media, Tara Burns Dance, Jeanne Travers, Michael Foley, Danny Buraczeski, and Moving Current Dance Collective.

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. She is Certified in Pilates by the Kane School for Core Integration and has been actively teaching Pilates to a comprehensive clientele since 2008. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Megan assisted in co-authoring Up Down, Move Around: Active Learning for Preschoolers with Deborah Kayton Michals, published by Gryphon House, a subsidiary of Kaplan, in 2013.