M O M E N T U M W E G O : generating enough energy in a direction of focus. It is also the name of Megan’s Instagram account & it couldn’t be more appropriate. I had the pleasure of meeting Megan 4 years ago at Wanderlust, Copper Mountain. I was taking a break from the Mika tent & explored the festival grounds. A crowd was centered around a trapeze artist & I remember being mesmerized by how fluid & powerful Megan danced in the air. Our paths crossed again that weekend & we have stayed in touch ever since. Megan, a true artist if I’ve ever met one is not only devoted to her craft but also shares her passion by teaching. Keep reading to learn more about this gifted & original soul…
First off, where are you originally from & how has it helped shape the person that you are today? Originally from Stilwell, Kansas. Growing up where I did was helpful because there was plenty of space to play. I was always going outside on adventures or dancing inside.
Where do you currently live? Kansas City, Missouri.
Favorite items in your home? My pole, vitamix, and collection of art from friends.
How long have you been a dancer? I've been dancing since I was really young but more serious when I turned 15. I got into more ballet performance and competing regularly.
When did you know you wanted to be a performing artist? I never knew I could be a performing artist until I started working with Quixotic 6 years ago.
What inspires you? I'm inspired by music and art. Shape and sound. Human experiences and emotions.
Favorite apparatus? Currently, Lyra.
What do you love most about being a performance artist? That I get to practice and create what I love, travel, and meet other inspiring artists.
What do you love most about teaching? Teaching others feels great because you get to be part of the process of someone improving. And it being your fault. :)
Do you have any advice for people just beginning in the art/dance world? Set goals and practice consistently.
What is a typical day like for you? Ballet, training, and teaching. Other days I'm traveling.
What is playing on your spotify these days? Radiohead, Oceaan, Tipper, Shabazz Palaces, Wet, King Krule, Thriftworks
Any special projects you are working on? I'm currently working on duo trapeze with my partner in Seattle, making a video for my Lyra act, and making custom trapezes
Your favorite place to chill out is… the steam room. I live a few blocks away from one so I go almost everyday.
How would you describe your style? Leggings all the time, tall leather boots, long sweater or lose shirt, lots of earrings.
Live anywhere in the world… where would that be? Somewhere with mountains so I could hike everyday.
Your greatest dream? To really be able to fly or connect my brain to the Internet.
One thing you wish every woman would take home as far as body image goes? I wish women wouldn't care so much about fitting into our culture's idea of beauty. There's always pressure to look beautiful for whatever is in style at the moment.
Chasing your dreams and believing that you can do ANYTHING… What does it take? Dedication. Time is key. It may take years to accomplish something. Keep trying and enjoy the journey.
Momentumwego means… generating enough energy in a direction of focus. Momentum can take you forward and throw you back so it's something to be conscious of.
Now watch her M O V E . . .