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Megan Buckley

Professional Ballet Dancer at Verb Ballets

Akron, United States

Love life! Currently fulfilling my passion for dance and music by performing with a ballet company, and continually mastering the fine art of dance. As an aspiring choreographer, I am interested in collaborating with other artists.

Experienced Performing Artist: Professional Classical Dancer, Musical Theater, Actress, Singer

Aspiring Choreographer: currently involved with works in progress

Certified to instruct Power Pilates: Actively expanding my knowledge of movement, health, and wellness.

Licensed to instruct Zumba & Zumba In the Circuit: Latin Dance group cardio fitness class

Teacher: Love working with and teaching children and helping adults achieve wellness

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

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Experiences

Guest Artist: "Swanhilda" In full-length professional production COPPELIA

Alexandra Ballet  |  Chesterfield, United States

June, 2013 - Present

Performing principle role of "Swanhilda" in Coppelia, re-staged by Dale Shields of Atlanta Ballet for Alexandra Ballet Company at USML's Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO, March 7-9, 2014. I am honored to performing as a returning guest alum of the pre-professional company ABC!

Dance Teacher

Scarborough Dance Center & A Company of Girls  |  United States

October, 2012 - Present

Teaching all levels of classical ballet at SDC.
Teaching dance/assisting a non for profit after-school arts program for empowering girls of all ages who may not otherwise be exposed to the arts.
Teaching Hip Hop to International students through ACOG at Portland High school

Dance Instructor

A Company Of Girls  |  United States

October, 2012 - Present

After school program -teaching Hip-Hop, Zumba, and dance to "at risk" girls

Assistant to director

Art At Work- Terra Moto Inc.  |  United States

October, 2012 - Present

Assisting in organizing Portland events promoting arts as tool to build internationally diverse local neighborhoods

Director of Christmas Pageant

St. Alban's Episcopal Church  |  United States

November, 2011 - December, 2011 (1 Month)

Directed traditional Christmas pageant/musical; worked with a cast of about 40 children ages 5-11

Beginner Mat Instructor/Fitness

Power Pilates  |  United States

August, 2011 - Present

Currently offering group classes to all levels of physical fitness conditions, as well as private/semi-private instruction
Currently accepting new clients

Dancer- New Dances 2011

Thodos Dance Chicago  |  United States

April, 2011 - July, 2011 (3 Months)

A project by the dancers of the company to be performed at Ruth Page Center for the Arts Theater end of July 2011

Guest Dancer-"Hora Tango"

Alexandra Ballet  |  United States

May, 2010 - June, 2010 (1 Month)

Performed at the International Ballet Competition IX USA, Jackson, MS, representing RDA MidStates Regional Association, as an alum of RDA Honor Company, and founding company, Alexandra Ballet.
Performed "Hora Tango," choreographed for the company by Lyn Wiltshire to an original score by Arles Estes.

Instructor/Choreographer

Zumba Fitness LLC  |  United States

March, 2010 - Present

B1 and B2 qualified Instructor/Choreographer
Zumba In Circuit Instructor at Curves
Incorporate a fusion of musical taste and choreography in my class: Latin, Belly Dancing, Hip-Hop

Guest Dancer,"Sugar Plum Fairy"-Nutcracker

Rockingham Ballet Theatre  |  United States

December, 2009 - December, 2009

Performed principle role as "Sugar Plum Fairy," with dancer, Chatch Pregger as "Cavalier"

Freelance/Guest Artist

Freelance Performer: BALLERINA. by Buckley  |  United States

August, 2009 - Present

Additional to ballet company performances, I also book freelance variety/entertainment shows year-round.

See GigSalad.com and search 'BALLERINA. by Buckley' for details!

Professional Ballet Dancer/Performer

Portland Ballet in Maine  |  United States

July, 2009 - June, 2014 (4 Years 11 Months)

Professional Dancer in Company, Leading dancer performing principle roles; additionally, Substitute Teacher in Portland Ballet School

Principal roles: "Giselle," Full length of Giselle, "Sugar Plum Fairy," "Snow Queen," Victorian Nutcracker, "Soloist/Quartet" premiered original choreography in Kennet Oberly's Mozart Requiem, "Grahn," Pas de Quatre, "Aurora," variation, Sleeping Beauty

Other roles: "Warrior" Andrei Bossov's Bolero, "Stepsister" in Petrus Bosman's Cinderella, Alexandra Ballet, "Alice" "Princess Alice" Sergey Kozadayev/ Susan O'connell's full length Alice in Wonderland, "Nyad" Corps de ballet, Michael Pink's Sleeping Beauty, Milwaukee Ballet, "Tina/ bass player" premiered original chor. In Tongues, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, for New Dances 2011, Thodos Dance Chicago

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Milwaukee Ballet 2/Trainee

Milwaukee Ballet  |  United States

August, 2008 - May, 2009 (9 Months)

Performed with, and Understudied Millwaukee Ballet Company, as well as perform MB2 repertoire.

Guest Dancer-Cinderella

Alexandra Ballet Company (Chesterfield/STL, MO)  |  United States

June, 2008 - May, 2009 (11 Months)

Performed "Step-Sister," in Petrus Bosman/Ashton's "Cinderella"

Scholarship/Work-study

Nashville Ballet  |  United States

January, 2007 - January, 2008 (1 Year )

Performed original roles for Nashville Youth Ensemble; Performed/studied with NB2 in the first annual Works In Progress choreography program; Assisted in Nashville Ballet School office


Dance Instructor
Fairmount Center for the Arts
January 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)Novelty, Ohio


Professional Ballet Dancer/ Performer
Verb Ballets
June 2014 – Present (1 year 8 months)Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

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 Education

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Music theory- Sociology

Southern Maine Community College-United States

United States

2012 - 2012

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Certification of teaching Classical Ballet--

Peff Modelski PeffPointe Teacher Training Workshop-United States

United States

2011 - 2011

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Assessment-based certification Beginning Mat Inst--

--United Kingdom

United Kingdom

2011 - 2011

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Nashville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Scholarship/Work---

Nashville Ballet School-United States

United States

2007 - 2008 (1 year)

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Ballet Trainee-Ballet

Joffrey Ballet School-NYC-United States

United States

2005 - 2007 (2 year)

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Graduated with Honors in Music-Choir

Marquette High -United States

United States

2001 - 2005 (4 year)

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First/Senior Company Member--

(Open)4 courses Alexandra Ballet (Chesterfield/STL-United States

United States

1998 - 2005 (7 year)

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