Megan Lowe (she/her) is a fierce female dancer, choreographer, performer, aerialist, singer-songwriter, filmmaker, teacher, and administrator of Chinese and Irish descent creating work in the San Francisco Bay Area, situated on unceded Ramaytush Ohlone land. With an affinity for dynamic places and partners, her creations through Megan Lowe Dances explore complex identities and experiences by tackling unusual physical situations and invent compelling solutions, opening up the imagination to what is possible. Megan has performed with Flyaway Productions, Lenora Lee Dance, Dance Brigade, Scott Wells & Dancers, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Kambara + Dancers, Epiphany Productions, and more. Megan is a UC Berkeley Alumni with degrees in Psychology and Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies, where she currently works as the Program Associate and teaches masterclasses focused on contact improvisation, dynamic partnering, creative movement, and release technique principles. She is a Teaching / Choreographing Artist for Joe Goode Performance Group, Bandaloop, and Flyaway, and she has also taught for Kristin Damrow and Company, Bodies of Empowerment, Athletic Playground, West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam, the Finnish Hall, InterKinected, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and KULARTS, amongst others. Megan’s process thrives off of collaboration, prioritizing creating relationships of respect, generosity, and gratitude. She harnesses this culture of magnanimity as a teaching artist, and leads dance classes/workshops all over the Bay Area, for organizations, schools, universities, and dance festivals, serving movers of all different ages, experience levels, body types, races, cultures, and socio-economic statuses—building community and connection.
With a movement aesthetic ranging from subtle to explosive, Megan has an affinity for dynamic/kinetic movement, site-specificity/space-interaction, and contact improvisation/partnering—always searching for something or someone to interact with. Singing is also a passion of hers, she enjoys integrating movement and sound, and she composes music for her own works. In addition, she finds love and comfort in athletic and daring movement, floor work, inversions, aerial dance, rock climbing (5.12d/V7 peak), Ultimate Frisbee, teaching, board game/video game playing, and kitty loving. Megan is always on the lookout for more performance, teaching, and administrative opportunities to continue growing in the field of performance arts and as a human being. Don't hesitate to Contact her if you are interested in working together!
Megan is honored to have been nominated for Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in:
Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Ensemble (2018-2019), with Sonsherée GIles and Shira Yaziv in Megan Lowe Dances' Action Potential. - Izzies 2020 Press Release
Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Individual (2016-2017), for solos in Flyaway Productions' Grace and Delia are Gone. - Izzies 2018 Press Release
She is also included in three other 2016-2017 Izzie nominations:
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company: Flyaway Productions, Grace and Delia are Gone
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company: Lizz Roman & Dancers, Sunset Dances
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Lizz Roman & Dancers, Sunset Dances (WINNER)