Meg Brooker

DUNCAN DANCE SOUTH

MEG BROOKER is Artistic Director of Duncan Dance South and Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Middle Tennessee State University where she also serves on the Women's and Gender Studies faculty. She is a founder and steering committee member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium; chair of the Isadora Duncan Archive Committee; and a former member of Lori Belilove & Company, Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, NYC. Meg holds an advanced certification in Duncan dance, and her additional teaching certifications include Noyes Rhythm and Zena Rommett Floor-Barre. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation and for the Tennessee Association of Dance; as Dance Chair for the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy; and as Dancer Laureate 2021 for the City of Murfreesboro, TN.

As a Duncan dancer, Meg has performed in national and international venues including The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), the Art Monastery (Italy), Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg), American Center of Moscow, PROJEKT Fabrika (Moscow), the People's Friendship University of Russia/RUDN (Moscow), the Tchaikovsky Museum (Votkinsk), the ancient Greek ruins at Chersonesos (Crimea), Kalamata International Dance Festival as a guest with Isadora Duncan Dance Group London/Paris (Greece), the Dora Stratou Theatre as a guest with the Isadora Duncan Dance Company (Greece), the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and Joffrey Theatre as a guest with Duncan Dance Chicago. In Tennessee, Meg has appeared with Duncan Dance South at the Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville (2018), and at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga (2019, 2020).

 

As an educator, Meg has taught master classes and staged Duncan work for dance programs at a range of institutions including The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Middle Tennessee State University, the American College Dance Association, School of Creative and Performing Arts (Lexington, KY), McCallum Fine Arts (Austin, TX), as part of ODC Dance Common's Hot Spot series (San Francisco), as part of New Dialect's morning class series (Nashville) and at the Anglo American School of Moscow. In addition, 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 rhythm committee and as archive director. Meg holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Yale.