Megan Walker Straight

Ashland, OR

Megan Walker Straight lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is currently in residence in Ashland, OR. She has performed throughout the world in the companies of Merce Cunningham (1980-1987), Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. In 2013 she received a Merce Cunningham Trust Fellowship to restage Cunningham’s choreography for projects in NYC and at Simon Fraser University. For the last 15 years she has been adjunct Faculty teaching contemporary dance at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

She holds a BA in Dance and Film from the University of California, Berkeley, trained with the Hunter College MA program in Dance Therapy, and with the Helix Institute for Psychological and Spiritual Healing in NYC. She has taught dance and choreographed for the very young to the substantially older, for dance educators, for both professional and nonprofessional populations, in the schools and studios from remote coastal communities to places of dance study in the urban core. She is also a teacher of Hatha yoga.