- Primary teachers: Lori Belilove | Cherlyn Smith
- Began studying Duncan dance: 2002 (Fourth Generation)
- Areas of expertise: Performer, Teacher, Repertory Coach, Choreographer, Historian, Scholar
- Location: Middle Tennessee (USA - South)
- Address: Middle Tennessee State University Box 43 Murfreesboro, TN 37132
- Email: MegBrooker@gmail.com
Meg Brooker, Assistant Professor of Dance at Middle Tennessee State University and Artistic Director of Thel Dance Theatre, is a founder and steering committee member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium and a former member of Lori Belilove & Company, Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation. As a Duncan dancer, Meg has performed in national and international venues including The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Art Monastery (Italy), Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg), American Center of Moscow, PROJEKT Fabrika (Moscow), the Tchaikovsky Museum (Votkinsk), and the ancient Greek ruins at Chersonesos (Crimea), among others. Meg has appeared as a guest artist with companies including Duncan Dance Chicago, the Duncan Dance Collective, and Julia Pond Dance. Meg is currently directing the Duncan portion of Shay Ishii Dance Company’s project Dancestry, featuring masterworks by modern dance pioneers Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erick Hawkins, in collaboration with Lindberg/Slayter Reconstructions and Katherine Duke/Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Meg also frequently collaborates with musicians and visual artists, and recent projects include opera music videos for Houston’s Divergence Vocal Theater, Colors in Motion™ Touchstone videos, and Right Side/Wrong Side, a site-specific installation on the border fence in Brownsville, Texas, conceived by sculptor Bill Fitzgibbons, with dancers from Reynosa, Mexico.
As an educator, Meg has taught master classes and staged Duncan work for dance programs at a range of institutions including American College Dance Association, the Anglo American School of Moscow, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Northwest Vista College, and Middle Tennessee State University, among others. In addition to her work at the college and university level, Meg has taught on the faculties of The School at Steps on Broadway, Tapestry Dance Academy, the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, and the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation, where she also serves on the Board of Directors. Meg has presented scholarship on Duncan and Noyes for Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, and National Dance Educators Organization, blogged about early twentieth century dance at Tunics in Texas, and contributed as a writer to Dance Studio Life magazine. In addition to her dance activities, Meg also worked as an actor, with credits including Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theatre and New York soaps One Life to Life and As the World Turns. Meg holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Yale.
Duncan Dance Chicago — Guest Artist
Duncan Dance Collective — Guest Artist
Isadora Duncan Dance Company — Apprentice, Company Member (2002—2006)
Thel Dance Theatre — Artistic Director (since 2011)
|The Collection of Meg Brooker||Soiree Duncan Dance - Meg Brooker performs Narcissus||2014|