Megan Bascom

© Michael Trolman with wrDM
© Michael Trolman with wrDM

Megan Bascom is a choreographer, performer, dance educator, and somatics practitioner. Her work is highly collaborative, relationship-driven, and dedicated to engaging with the varied nuances of human interaction. Megan’s choreographic works have been presented and supported nationally and internationally, including Triskelion Arts (NY), Gowanus Arts + Production (NY), Center for Performance Research (NY), Dixon Place (NY), Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (NY),  Dance New Amsterdam (NY), The Dance Complex (MA), Ohio University (OH), Dance Alive National Ballet (FL), the University of Michigan (MI), Artus Studio (Budapest, Hungary), and Ankara State Conservatory/ Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey). She was awarded the Florida Dance Festival Artist in Residence 2012 (FL), received the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Space Subsidy at Triskelion Arts 2012-2017 (NY), and the Meta Weiser Performing Arts EXCELerator Grant through the University of Michigan in 2018. 

As an independent artist and educator, Megan has worked most recently on faculty at the University of Michigan teaching Composition, Partnering, Modern techniques, and Pilates for Dancers. As well as at Hillsdale College teaching all levels of Modern and working with the Tower Dancers student company. Additional teaching credits include Hacettepe University/Ankara State Conservatory (Ankara, Turkey), Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası (Istanbul, Turkey), the New Tunisian Dance Ballet (Tunis, Tunisia),  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). 

As a performer, she has had the pleasure of working 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 among others.

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Megan received a BA with Honors in Dance Studies, focusing on Dance Injury and Prevention from the University of South  Florida and an MFA from the University of Michigan. She is certified in Pilates through the Kane School for Core Integration and has been teaching 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 2013.

Megan Bascom is also known as Megan Hillman-Hammer.