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Megan Buckley

Inspire creative expression & enriching culture through dance performance/ honor tradition, preserving the arts through dance education.

Job Professional Ballet Dancer/Performer/Choreographer/Teacher / Portland Ballet

Lives In South Portland

Love life! Originally from St. Louis, MO, I am currently fulfilling my passion for dance and music by performing with the only professional classical ballet company in Maine, and continually mastering the fine art of dance. As an aspiring choreographer, I am interested in collaborating with other artists. I recently worked with Art At Work/Terra Moto and A Company of Girls to fufill a service learning project through taking a course at SMCC. Hope to continue to work with them. I accepted a contract with PBC in 2009, after dancing with Milwaukee Ballet 2 the previous season. I also danced on scholarship at Nashville Ballet School, and studied and performed in NYC with Joffrey ballet school for two years. I also love to sing and act!

I am:
An experienced Performing Artist
Aspiring Choreographer
Certified to instruct Power Pilates
Licensed to instruct Zumba/Zumba in the Circuit: Latin Dance group cardio fitness class Dance/Fitness Teacher

Experienced in all styles of dance performance:
Classical Ballet/Pointe, Character/Folk, Latin, Modern, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Improv,Tap, Hip-hop, Social

Why did you choose Portland? Portland Ballet chose me! I answered a flyer on the dancer bulletin board at Milwaukee Ballet (WI) where I was currently living and working/performing with Milwaukee Ballet's second company! I was interested because PBC offers a varied repertoire of dance, yet maintains its classical ballet status. PBC is a small ensemble that is a family of creative people.

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? They come see the ballet! And if weather permits, we go on the Segway tours that go through the Prom. We also eat our way through town and go on local bakery scavenger hunts! The light houses and beaches of South Portland/ Cape Elizabeth are always favorite thing to do. And of COURSE I suggest they visit during on First Friday to experience the Art Walk!

What's the most surprising thing about this city? Foodie town! Love it!

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Chocolate torte at Fore Street....only on special occasions...

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? PORTLAND HAS ITS OWN PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING BALLET COMPANY!....most don't know!

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