Since 2015, Megan has been program director and acting teacher of Developing Artists Theatre Company, a non-profit organization that provides scholarship-based training for young artists (ages 13 - 19) from the New York City Metro Area, helping them to find their true artistry and voices, and thereby apply them to their own communities and beyond.
"Develop > Empower> Connect. That's Our Impact Statement. It’s in our name. We Develop Artists. We provide opportunities to find and refine artistic voices and proclaim ourselves as artists. But it goes beyond that. We Empower individuals to chase and conquer their fears. We provide the tools to confront life challenges. But we can't do it alone. We must Connect to our community to affect change. The lessons learned through our process - focusing on the collaborative nature of art - translate not only to one’s artistic growth, but directly impacts one’s sense of confidence that empowers the individual’s understanding and connection to the community in which they live. We believe that learning and teaching go hand-in-hand: We embrace the importance of passing along the evolving knowledge to the next generation."
Under the vision and curriculum of artistic director Jill DeArmon, Megan's classes endeavor to span the whole gamut of acting training, ranging from the fundamentals of acting via "A/B scenes" and Meisner-based repetition, to advanced monologue and scene work in both contemporary and classical works, touching on various important writers such as Stephen Adly Guirgis and Shakespeare. These classes, along with consistent ensemble building and creation of original, devised pieces, eventually prepare them for Rebel Verses, the annual youth arts festival hosted by Developing Artists that includes performances by the best youth companies in New York City, and beyond.
Megan received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from the Ayurveda and Yoga Institute in Montville, NJ. Upon teaching her first public class, her style was described by other instructors as such:
"If Meg could be any animal in the world, she’d be an elephant 'for its capacity to think, feel, love, and defend.' Not to say you’ll be an elephant after a class with Meg, but, if all goes according to her plan, you’ll feel braver and inspired, and perhaps a bit majestic like the beautiful elephant. With a flare for creativity and an uncanny ability to create a fun, safe, nurturing and relaxed environment, she invites students to tap into themselves and let down their guard. 'Anyone would enjoy a class with Megan, she is fun and brings her years of teaching to yoga.' Did we forget to mention Meg’s no stranger to leading a class? If you’re looking for a versatile experience that’s fun and passionately led, let Meg be the leader of your peaceful pachyderm pack."
Whether it's helping actors warm up and tap into their creative selves before class, rehearsal, or a performance, or if one is looking for a brief yoga reprieve in the middle of their office on a workday, or is looking for a safe, calming, private practice at home, Megan is happy to offer her services. For more specific information on sessions and rates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over 10 years of teaching experience under her belt, Megan specializes in one-on-one coaching and audition prep for both working professionals, and students who are striving to study acting at a university level. For inquiries on coaching, email email@example.com.