Founder and Artistic Director of Forty106 Dance Project
Meg Southcott is from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate (’12) of the Meadows School of the Arts and Simmons School of Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. earning her BFA degree in Dance Performance and BSc in Applied Physiology & Sport Management, respectively.
While in the dance program she studied ballet, Martha Graham Technique, and jazz dance. She choreographed and performed in the Brown Bag Dance Series and Sharp Show Senior Choreography Show. She danced in the Meadow School of the Arts Fall and Spring Dance Concerts performing works by Martha Graham, Danny Buraczeski, Shen Wei, Cheryl Chaddick, Ann Maria Ewert-Pittman, Millicent Johnnie, and Christopher Dolder to name a few.
During high school and some summers of college Meg attended Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO. dancing under the direction of Linda Kent. There, she studied ballet with Ernesta Corvino, Rick McCullough, and Steven Pier; modern dance with Linda Kent; tap with Elizabeth Keen; jazz with Nicholas Villeneuve; and repertory from some of the most notable dance companies in the nation. At P-M she performed works by Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, Jessica Lang, and Christopher Storey.
Meg moved to Steamboat Springs in the Fall of 2013, working as the Community Enrichment Coordinator at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. She transitioned from PM to working for Steamboat Dance Theatre, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization enriching, enhancing, and educating Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas and teaching dance at Elevation Dance Studio. She has choreographed and was the Artistic Director for SDT's 44th and 45th Annual Community Dance Concert.
While in Steamboat, Meg has represented herself as a professional dancer, performing in community events such as The Super Fun Steamboat Show at The Chief Theater, performed during the All Arts Fest and Perry-Mansfield at Strings, and has begun hosting adult dance classes at local studios in order to increase the range of trained dancers in the community. Meg has contributed to the community by hosting classes at the Boy&Girls Club of Steamboat, dance classes within the elementary schools, and mentored high school students on their dance endeavors.
Meg frequently teaches dance at Elevation Dance Studio. At Elevation she molds, sculpts and instills the passion for dance in dancers as young as 6 years old and as old at 18 years old. Her dancers receive high merits at dance competitions, have been accepted into nationally know dance programs and schools, and continue to push their artistic limits beyond the studio walls.
Meg is excited to fill the niche of a contemporary/modern dance company to increase Steamboats' artistic merit, foster artistic and personal growth through dance, encourage performing arts advocacy in the community, and continue to work towards establishing Steamboat Springs as an arts destination.