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 is a second year MFA student at Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Art. Originally from the states, Meagan graduated with a BFA from Rutgers University, earning the Margery Turner Award for choreography. Her company has presented a wide range of original dance/theatre works in venues across the North East. Meagan is the founder of two cross-disciplinary performance series: Dance Within the Arts at the Zimmerli Art Museum and Art in Motion at Alfa Art Gallery. Her company has performed twice for TED talks; video coverage is available at ted.com. She co-founded the largest annual modern dance festival in New Jersey, Your Move, for which she was granted the Dance NJ Jete Award in 2017. Meagan has co-created several evening length, immersive dance/theatre performances in the NY/NJ region with fellow collaborators Shayfer James and Mason Beggs. She is currently a performer/collaborator for Re:Current Theatre, and librettist for Vancouver's Breathing Bass ensemble, set to premiere a streamed performance of their latest work for re:Naissance Opera's Indie Opera Week this summer. Meagan is also a costume designer, and has guest lectured at The New School, Rutgers University, and Simon Fraser University.