Meg Gourleyis a graduate of the University of Georgia with her BFA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology with a K12 Certification for Dance, with which she completed her student teaching at North Gwinnett High School in 2017. She began her dance training at the age of three at Decatur School of Ballet. Meg has had the pleasure of studying at the Joffrey Ballet School, Staibdance, the Governor’s Honors Program, and the American Dance Festival. While at UGA, she was chosen to perform work by notable guests such as Alexandre Munz, Luis Piedra, and Urban Bush Women. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to perform in Costa Rica with Danza Universitaria in San Jose, as well as travel and dance in Voronezh, Russia with the UGA Department of Dance. As a professional dance artist, she has performed and worked with Jessica Bertram, Poetica, Atlanta Dance Collective, Dance Canvas, Bautanz Here, and Valleto Dance. Meg continued her education with ImmerseATL, studying under George Staib, Sean Nguyen-Hilton, and Sarah Hilmer, having the opportunity to perform work by her peers, as well as with Staibdance in “Moat”. Currently, Meg is also in her fourth season as a company member of Kit Modus, under the direction of Jillian Mitchell. During her time with Kit Modus, Meg has been privileged to premier new works by Mitchell, including “Figment”(2019), as well as guest work by Mark Caserta, Pulkit Sharma, Ruben Julliard, Alexander Espinosa, Maddie Hanson, and Christian Denice. She has been a teacher in the Atlanta area for five years, teaching at Decatur School of Ballet, Covington Regional Ballet, Ballet Institute of Atlanta, and more. Meg has had the privilege of working as Head Resident Assistant and Administrative Assistant under Colleen Barnes at Joffrey South, as well as serving as guest faculty and on the audition tour for The Joffrey Ballet School. She is thrilled to be returning to teach for the summer of 2022!
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