About Megan Mayer
photo by Theo Goodell
Megan Mayer, born in 1968, is an artist working in dance, choreography, photography and experimental video. Professionally based in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1991, her work resonates with audiences by offering glimpses into more subtle, internal terrain. Her reveal of delicate undercurrents and small tremors proposes a unique perspective of what dance can be: the victory in a gesture, the virtuosity in vulnerability. Drawn to the peripheries of performance, musicality and wry humor, her work often unearths the moment when someone starts or stops performing and reveals where that switch lives in the body.
Mayer's work has been generously supported by a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2014), a residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography in Tallahassee, Florida (2012) and a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Choreographers (2010). Additionally, a Jerome Foundation Travel Study Grant (2010) afforded her a choreographic mentorship and workshop with New York dance artist Douglas Dunn.
Her dances have been commissioned by the Southern Theater, Walker Art Center and Minnesota History Center. She holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Minnesota.