Megan McQuarrie

Franklin, MA

In the Spring of 2015, Megan will be receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Dance from Dean College, in Franklin, MA. As a dance student, Megan has studied ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, tap, and pointe, as well as Dance Composition, Pedagogy, Anatomy, and Kinesiology. From her time at Dean, she has become most proficient in the fields of ballet and the Horton Technique. Upon entering the school, Megan was awarded a yearly performing arts scholarship. In her junior year, she also received the Joan Phelps Palladino Dance Award scholarship, for exhibiting "the most skill and ability in dance." Megan has also extended her studies outside of Dean, attending summer intensives including: American Ballet Academy (2009), Briansky Ballet Center (2010), and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2013).

Megan is working to pursue a career as a dance performer. For the past three years, she has been selected to perform in faculty-choreographed works in Dean College's end-of-the-year staging of "Dance Company." In that time she danced for choreographers including Gregory King, Jeremy Ruth-Howes, and Laura Young of Boston Ballet. Megan has also had many performance opportunities outside of her school. In 2011, Megan was cast in Gregory King's "Strange Invisible Perfume." The cast performed this piece in the 2012 American College Dance Festival in Connecticut, where it was selected to be staged for the national gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. In 2014, the cast traveled to stage the piece a final time at the Joyce Theater for New York City Dance Alliance's "Destiny Rising."

Most recently, Megan was selected to dance for Bill Evans in his piece, "Colony." The piece will travel to New York in December to be performed at the Ailey Theater in honor of Evans's American Dance Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Education
    • Dean College