Megan Atkinson (26)-a mother, Dancer, educator, and Director is a native to the DC Metropolitan Area. Megan began in Ministry with Pure Expressions at Evangel Cathedral. She then joined the Anointed Dance Ministry under the direction of Christina Broadnax where she really found her love and gift for dance. During this time, she had the opportunity as a youth to perform and train with the Dance Theater of Harlem at the Kennedy Center, National Ballet located in Crofton, MD; and to be a part of an elite performance dance team of the WNBA’S Washington Mystics Mayhem where she received the award of “Dancer of the Year” for two consecutive years. As the pre-teen years approached she had the opportunity to become a student of Thomas G. Pullen Performing Arts Magnet School and later Suitland High School become home under the Visual and Performing Arts Program for Dance.
She received many opportunities to attend festivals and to study and perform with many artists and decided to continue her journey. She then continued her training at Towson University as a Dance Performance Major where she had the honor to be a part of an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater residency under the direction of Troy Powell. After four great years, she received her BFA Degree in May 2013. During this period, she was a company member and rehearsal director of Lesoles Dance Project and was granted the opportunity to tour The Tarapaca Region of Chile for the 7th International Dance and theater Festival FINTDAZ.
She also branched into Back up dancing upon her return. She has opened and performed for artist such as Common, Estelle, Teyana Taylor, Brandy, Monica, Wondaboy, Ashley T. Moore, and currently PatriceLive where she has been able to perform in large venues such as For Sisters only hosted at the Washington Convention Center, The Howard Theater, and The Filmore (located in Silver Spring, MD and Charlotte, NC), to name a few. She is currently a company member of Soul in Motion African Dance and Drum and has been granted opportunities to perform at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater and The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, The Wolf Trap Theater, Dance Africa, Juneteenth Celebrations, Taste of Bethesda, and perform alongside Step Africa for Step Explosion 2017 that was hosted at Kingman’s Island in Washington, D.C.
She recently was granted her first T.V. Debut featured on the Hit Reality T.V.show on Bravo TV “Real Housewives of Potomac” Finale episode in Potomac, Maryland. During this entire period she has given back to her dance community by instructing at many different studios within the DMV. She is now invested at Northwestern High School as a Dance Teacher under their Visual and Performing Arts Program and is now the director of her very own ministry based collective of Professional Dancers called The Collectif Project which was just recently featured and debuted at “A Night on Brightseat” celebrating 100 years at The First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD. This is just the beginning for Megan as she is now enrolled into school to receive her Master’s degree and continues to indulge and be challenged in this beautiful art form we call dance; while balancing life with her almost 5-year-old.