An artist's journey.
Megan's experience as an artist began in an Indiana dance studio when she was three years old. She spent the next 14 years studying at Dance Magic Performing Arts Company, taking ballet, jazz, hip hop, and her favorite, tap. Dance segued naturally into gymnastics, then musical theatre, and her first acting role was at the age of 10 in an Equity production of "The King and I." She continued performing regularly in musical theatre in productions such as "Grease", "Westside Story", and "Cabaret".
Megan traveled the world with her dance company, performing at Carnegie Hall, the Winter Olympics in Sydney, and tours through Europe. She studied in New York City during the summers and performed in professional productions with the International Ballet Theatre. At age 17, Megan was the winner of the prestigious Prelude Award for dance, being the first tap dancer to do so. Once she graduated high school and moved out to Los Angeles, she continued to dance professionally in tours, music videos and live performances.
THE ACTING BUG
In her last year of high school, Megan did an independent study on acting and it changed her dreams for the future. She was accepted into the conservatory program at the world reknown American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) and at only 17 moved to Los Angeles, trading in her college plans for an two years of intense study at the Academy in all areas of theatrical and performing arts. Upon graduation, she studied at The Meisner Center, after being drawn to this method of acting at the Academy. She also began working with an agent and auditioning for film and television. She studied with other schools in the LA area including Lesly Kahn, iO West, and, for the last several years, Stuart Rogers Studios. As an actor, she has worked in television ("Shake It Up", "The Resistance", "The Art of War"), film ("Sons of Liberty", "Battle B-Boy", "Wasteland", "Lazarus Rising") as well as on stage ("Women Behind Bars", "Angelique", "Men's Club", "The Best Man"). Megan also has appeared in many national commercials and print campaigns.
GETTING SOME ACTION
Megan's role as the Lee sister, Leigh, in "Wasteland" introduced her to martial arts and eventually, a career in stunts. By 2007, with 20 years of dance, ten years of gymnastics, and five years of fencing and stage combat in her back pocket, Megan took her first job as a stuntwoman on the television show "Leverage", doubling actress Gina Bellman. Megan has trained in Kung Fu, Wu Shu, and most extensively in Tae Kwando, in which she has earned a black belt. Other stunt work includes "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", "Expendables 2", "Nine Lives of Chloe King", "Shake It Up", "Vampires Suck", and "Heroes".
In 2010, together with Jeaneen Tang, Megan formed Artists in Motion, a volunteer mobilizing non-profit. AIM came from the desire to not only do more charitable outreach, but to unite artists in that endeavor. AIM offers many opportunities to artist-volunteers throughout the year and bring artists together in an effort to give back to our underserved local community.