Annnnnd, as if dancing/producing/choreographing wasn't enough, she's also a very talented musician!
By Gabrielle Gainor There's a thing in show biz called a triple threat. I'm sure a phrase like that would be appropriate for Megan Erickson, though the numerical degree of "threats" would be hard to quantify for this multifaceted artist. Megan is an individual fully immersed in the creation and execution of art, through dancing, choreography, stage management, and lighting, as well as singing and making music. Though being so talented certainly gives her bragging rights, Megan is one of the most genuine and humble people you will meet. In addition to dancing for us in works by Wade Madsen and Jerene Aldinger this year, she is also a producer of Au Collective led by previous RDC choreographer, Cheryl Delostrinos. Megan also choreographed a poignant work for our fundraiser at ARC dance last year. We feel so fortunate to have her sharing some of her triple-plus "threats" with us in PRIME.
Proudest accomplishment as an artist? Producing my first evening-length show with Au collective. This is something I never could have imagined I could accomplish, let alone have the opportunity to do it with ten of my best friends in the whole world. I am proud every day to say I am a part of this amazing community of artists.
What's your spirit animal? I would have to say most likely a bird of some kind, or a koala bear…
What's your guilty pleasure? Watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer from start to finish over and over again.
If you were a color, you'd be: Violet.
Three things in life you love are: Friends & family, music, and traveling.
The most memorable thing from dancing in RDC this year: Getting to dance for Wade Madsen has been quite a treat. I love the way he cheers us on as we practice our unique facial expressions for his piece :)
What's next for you? I am excited to continue producing work with Au collective, and hope to present more of my own choreography in the next couple years. _____________________________________________
Relay Dance Collective presents PRIME April 15-17, 2016 Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: $20 online and at the door (cash or check) | $30 for "prime" seating