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DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

 

At the age of 9, Megan was becoming a decorated competitive figure skater. Intending to help refine her performance skills, Megan's mother and coach, Teri Nordle, enrolled her in dance classes. It wasn't long before Megan's deep passion for performance and movement was equally split between dance and figure skating, and she began to excel on the stage.

Megan was a student at New Hampshire School of Ballet for 10 years. As a member of NHSB’s competition team, she was a regional champion in junior and senior categories, and went on to become a nationally recognized dancer. At the age of 16, Megan became a pageant scholarship winner and titled Dance Masters of America’s Teen Miss Dance of New England in 2002. Later, she was nominated as the Young Choreographer of the Year by American Dance Awards in 2005, and became the national champion at Headliners Dance, holding the National Miss Dance 2005 title during her senior year of high school.

 

Megan went on to earn her BFA in Modern Dance Performance, with a Masters Emphasis in Choreography from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where, on top of her extensive dance training in all genres, she took additional studies in Pilates, Yoga, Athletic Psychology, Pedagogy, and Human Anatomy. 

Immediately following graduation, she became the youngest staff member at the PA Leadership Charter School of Performing and Fine Arts, where she wrote original, sanctioned curriculum and delivered unique and innovative Modern and Ballet classes to a 150+ student body of young people exceptionally gifted in the arts.

Megan then moved to NYC to pursue her calling to perform.

For almost a decade, Megan worked as a professional dancer in NYC. Professional highlights include background dancer for K-Pop Superstar 'Wheesung"s american tour, background performance for Gwen Stefani in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing at Lincoln Center with Mark Dendy Dance and Theater in 'Ritual Cyclical', co-choreographing an original off-broadway musical by William Moulton 'R/Evolution', and shooting an international commercial for the LOTTE company.

Experience and Performance

International Lotte Company commercial directed by Dimo Kim Musical Theater Factory NYC      July 2018

- featured dancer in commercial run in Japan for the Lotte Company

             Shot in Central Park, The Lotte Hotel Manhattan

 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade         Nov 2017

              - background skater for Gwen Stefani

 

‘Dis:Taste’ a triptych work by Megan Nordle for Open Category Dance Co.       April 2017- May 2017

          -Director, Choreographer, Dancer

            Featured Artist for RAW Artist’s Philadelphia at The Trocadero Theater        

 

“No Man’s Land” short film by Karen Loew           June 2016 - Jan 2017

          -Dancer and Choreographer

          On display at NYC Parks exhibit from now until Labor Day                         

 

‘Table of Silence’ by Jacqulin Buglisi - Buglisi Dance Theater        Sept 2015 - 2016

            -Dancer

            A live streaming 9/11 Tribute performance at Lincoln Center                     

 

“R/Evoution” a musical by William Moulton             Oct 2015 - Aug 2016

          -Choreographer and dancer/singer/actress

           Immersive 8 month collaborative choreographic process 

           Performed in 6 week run of show at the Robert Moss Theater                 

 

Mirrorball Entertainment, NYC           Jan 2015 - May 2015

          -Performer for Jack Daniels ‘Motel No.7 Tour’

            Toured through NY, Chicago, Austin, Miami, and LA                                 

 

Babaloo Productions, NYC          June 2014 - June 2015

         - Background dancer for K-pop star Wheesung                                             

          - Toured New York, Chicago, and LA

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