Studio Arte Presents Meghen McKinley

Meghen McKinley is a modern dancer, choreographer, and educator. She is an Assistant Professor in Dance at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches all levels of Modern, Choreography, Improvisation, and Dance in Culture in addition to Ballet and Jazz Technique. Professional choreography and performances include: Drive, Inside These Walls, ID – Moving Collective: Louisville, KY; Champaign Arts Salon: Champaign, IL; Zodiaque Dance Company: State University of New York at Buffalo; From Dusk to Dawn – Anderson University: Anderson, IN; collaborative choreography,Locus of Control with Kylene Stephens – Motus Dance Company: Indianapolis, IN; and collaborative skype choreography, Wreckage – with Teal Darkenwald: East Carolina University. She has performed with Germaul Barnes’ Dance 4U Project/Black Bones at 92nd St. Y; NYC, Dance Martha Dance! Bernier Dance, DeXDance Contemporary Dance Company, The Hatch, Greenspace, Dancers Responding to Aids – St. Marks Church; NYC, and Orlando Fringe Festival. She is co-director of Convergence Dance Theatre in Honolulu, HI where the company presented annual concerts in addition to performance work at the Honolulu Art Museum, First Fridays, MicroFest Honolulu, Honolulu Book Fest, Puja, and Oahu Fringe Festival. Meghen has also presented research and choreography at regional American College Dance Festivals. She continues to pursue her research interest in exploring the Relationship Between Media and Dance on the Performance Stage. Current dance films include; All Around Us – a multi-regional dance film, Inside These Walls, x1, and Variables. Research and Movement Investigation also continues through master classes in Integrated Movement Systems. Meghen received her BFA in dance from SUNY Buffalo and her MFA in performance and choreography from The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.