Megan Navarro’s dancing dream comes true
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, performer, Megan Navarro has known ever since the age of four-years-old she wanted to start her own dance company. She began her training with The Thora Dumbell School of Dance, under the direction of Thora Dumbell herself. She then trained with The Tobago Academy Of Performing Arts under Charlene Harris, Richard Lessey and Arlene Frank, where she trained in ballet, modern and tap.
Megan is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Training Programme, in Canada 2007-2010. Upon completion of the programme, she was awarded the “Solo Summer Project”, and had the privilege of working with well-known choreographer Sharon Moore on a solo work of her own.
After returning home in May 2011, she joined the team at Elle NYTT Dance Company in September 2011. She currently holds the roles of dance instructor, choreographer, and performer, and teaches modern dance at both their Cascade and Curepe locations.
In 2012 her choreography ‘Con Tact’ was showcased in the COCO Dance Festival at The Little Carib, and in July 2013 she premiered ‘Third Stem’ and ‘Dancing Through My Dreams’ in Elle NYTT’s first modern dance production where she also performed in works by Anika Marcelle, Delton Frank and La Shaun Prescott.
The M Danse Collective, MDC has been a dream of Megan’s for some time now. She has always been interested in collaboration with artistes outside of the dance genre. MDC was created with two other dancers Zaidee Walker and Ladelin Garcia, to fuel creation through collaboration between the different genres of the arts spoken word/poets, musicians, visual, other dancers etc.
On August 17, MDC will be launching the company’s first show at The Black Box Theatre at La Danse Caraibe Studio, Luis Street Woodbrook. Show time is 7 p.m.