2017 Recipient of the Judson/Foster Fund Award
Megan Wilson is a PhD student and avid dancer, who has been participating in English and contra dance for nine years, and calling since April 2016, under the mentorship of Ray Bantle. She teaches ECD in Ann Arbor and East Lansing, as well as for homeschoolers. Megan also finds time to be an active community member, by sitting on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance (AACTMAD), using her talents to help organize their annual Dawn Dance Weekend. Following her commitment to outreach, Megan has also organized events at the University of Michigan, in order to introduce students there to English dance.
Megan will take part in the English Dance Leaders course held during with English Week, and led by Joanna Reiner Wilkinson. With concurrent goals to increase her skills as a teacher and mastery as a dancer, learn the rich history of English dance, and someday to become a dance choreographer, Megan welcomes the challenges and excitement of being among other callers for reflection and critique.