... our professional ballerina, high-heel wearing wine connoisseur, practically floats when she walks local version of Misty Copeland.
Meghan fell in love with aerials because it incorporates dance, something she's very familiar with, with strength, something she's was less familiar with but always wanted more of. It always pushes her to her limit, while allowing her to be creative.
She calls aerials a "beautiful, fierce art," and sees the beauty in the struggle - a word you wouldn't readily associate with her if you've ever watched her move : "I believe the struggle makes way for those ah ha moments, when students' eyes light up. They get to accomplish something they couldn't have before, or never would've thought possible." To get there, "positive thoughts & encouragement make the world go round - well at least my world."
Meghan began her training in Springfield, IL, at Dance Arts Studio where she took classes under Grace Luttrell Nanavati and was privileged to become one of her instructors for nearly seven years. At age 13, she was accepted into the Springfield Ballet Company and was a Company member for 10 years under Julie Ratz. She then went on to start her professional career at Carolina Ballet Theatre with artistic director Hernan Justo. Meghan dances & teaches professionally with the CBT and their dance school, DanceArts Greenville.
She danced in many starring classical roles with the SBC and CBT including Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Dew Drop, Clara, and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; and many soloist roles in their seasonal performances, original contemporary piece /company repertoire.
She has traveled to compete in Chicago and the New York City Finales for Youth America Grand Prix in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Meghan has enjoyed pursuing dance in all aspects which includes teaching and she is currently going on close to a decade of instruction in several styles and levels including classical ballet technique, contemporary, tap, jazz and modern.
She completed the aerial sling training at MAYA Movement Arts with mentor Kelly VanLeeuwen in January of 2017, received her Lyra teacher training Levels 1-4 through Aradia Fitness USA and her Silks certification through Womack and Bowman.
In the air, she'll free-style to anything from Jessie Reyez to the Arctic Monkeys. When she finally gets to sit still, she enjoys sipping a glass of red wine, day dreaming about adopting a puppy, or plotting her next training trip to LA to visit Womack and Bowman the Loft and Aeriform Arts.
Meghan is available for private lessons in silks and lyra.
Follow her on Instagram at : @mmloman_uplifted