Megan Drabant will join us from Chicago, IL as a 2016 Brighton Dance Festival Guest Artist, performing a tap dance number in our Opening Night Concert on Sun. Aug. 7th, 5pm, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts!
Megan is also a returning member of our inspiring faculty, teaching contemporary, floor barre and tap dance during the festival week.
More about Megan:
Megan Drabant began her training at Main Stage Center for the Arts in Fair Haven, Michigan and continued her education at Wayne State University graduating with a BFA in Dance. While at Wayne State, Drabant performed works by Wanjiru Kamuyu, Nathan Trice, Ron Todorowski, Ray Mercer, Ron De Jesus, and Sonya Tayeh. Drabant has furthered her training by attending various dance festivals and intensives such as the Trinity Laban Summer Program in London, England; the Rockette Summer Intensive in New York City; the Motor City Tap Festival in Detroit, Michigan; and the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine.
Drabant has performed professionally for five consecutive seasons with the Michigan Dance Project, under the direction of Kathy King, and has choreographed for the feature film Needlestick, written and directed by Detroit-based film writer Steven Karageanes. She trained and performed professionally as a performing apprentice with M.A.D.D. Rhythms, under the direction of Bril Barrett, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s BAM!, directed by Lane Alexander, and CoCoDaCo Mezzo Company, directed by Ronn Stewart. Drabant has written articles for the hyperlocal dance portal site, Dance Panorama, and was featured in Dance Magazine (Sept. 2012) for initiating a tap course at Wayne State University. Drabant is a certified PTA Global Personal trainer, AFAA certified Group Fitness instructor, and a Gray Institute 3DMAPS certified coach. Currently, she is working towards completing her full STOTT Pilates certification while continuing to teach throughout Chicago and Southeast Michigan.
Don't miss Megan performing on Sun. Aug. 7th, 5pm, at the BCPA! Tickets on sale NOW! $10 advance, $15 at door, group discounts available. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the BCPA to help support arts education in Livingston County!