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P. Megan Andrews, PhD, is a dance artist and scholar, movement educator and writer/editor, working across theory and practice at various disciplinary intersections. Her artistic research queries the aesthetics of ethics through practices of movement, voice, perception and relationality, and through critical-poetic writing and dialogue. Megan’s passions are movement and communication, which manifest across her project portfolio in diverse ways.
She believes in the simplicity of listening and values emergent process. A versatile performer, Megan has worked with many contemporary/experimental choreographers throughout her career and continues to develop her own movement projects. Also an accomplished writer and journalist, she has contributed essays, reviews and reporting to print/digital platforms in Canada and internationally.
Megan began teaching in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in 2017 after a long stint in the Dance Department at York University (2004–2017). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Performance Studies at Simon Fraser University from 2017–2019 and is grateful to have received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship for 2017/18 for artistic research. Founding editor of Canadian dance magazine The Dance Current, Megan led the not-for-profit organization in various roles for 20 years and maintains an ongoing affiliation with the team. As a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, and 3D Workout™ Instructor, Megan coaches private clients in somatic awareness and, under the umbrella Embodied Leadership, she works with movement for leadership development in corporate contexts. She holds a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies.
Megan recognizes and acknowledges the unceded traditional territories of the Qayqayt First Nation and the Coast Salish peoples of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?ílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations where she lives with her husband and daughter. pmeganandrews.com