Meagan Woods & Company
Meagan Woods & Company has presented a wide range of original, high-caliber modern dance pieces in venues across the North East, including NJPAC, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Grounds for Sculpture, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theater, Scheide Hall, and Art House Productions. The company has now performed twice for TED talks, visit ted.com for video coverage. In 2009, Meagan Woods & Company originated the annual series Dance Within the Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum. The museum's dance programming has expanded as a result, and company members often serve as guest lecturers and improvisors in addition to their choreographed performances. From 2011-2012, Meagan Woods & Company served as artist-in-residence at Princeton's Nassau Church, creating over a dozen new works. The company has also been commissioned by Paramus Unitarian Church, Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, and Rutgers University.
Meagan Woods graduated with a BFA in dance from Rutgers University, earning the Margery Turner Award for choreography. She has performed professionally with Liz Lerman, Sarah Skaggs, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Dana Salisbury, Glitterati, SHUA Group and Insurgo Stage Project. Meagan is the originator of Dance Within the Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, and frequently serves as a choreographer and lecturer for the museum. She also choreographs, designs, and guest lecturers for Rutgers University. In 2010, Meagan collaborated with Insurgo Stage Project and Art House to co-produce Your Move, Jersey City's annual modern dance festival. Now in its seventh season, the program has presented innovative work to growing audiences, and continues to expand the scope of dance in Jersey City's artistic community. At Art House, Meagan also choreographs for the STAGES! musical theater program, entering its tenth production. She also choreographs for St Peter's University and guest lectures at the New School. While her work is often presented on a stage, Meagan particularly enjoys creating work for untraditional spaces, including roof tops, churches, galleries, plazas, and bus stops.