Meghan Cardwell-Wilson is in her tenth year as a Professor of Dance at Collin College. She graduated magna cum laude from Austin College with a double major in English and Philosophy. She then earned an M.F.A. in Dance from Texas Woman's University, graduating with the department's excellence in research and writing award. Meghan spent ten years with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre (M2DT) as a performer, choreographer, and company manager. She has performed the work of Sarah Gamblin, Amy L. Jennings, Randee Paufve, Amy Querin, and Lesley Snelson at venues across Texas and in Florida, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. Her choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Association, Austin College, Barefoot Brigade, Brazos Dance Festival, Collin College, The Exchange, North Central Texas College, Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Out of the Loop Festival, Tarrant County College, Texas Woman’s University, and with the Ghost Town Arts Collective at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. She has attended intensives at Bates Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival. Meghan has recently found joy in creating community-based performance and choreography opportunities. Made in a Day, an event that she conceived and produces with generous support from M2DT, flips traditional notions of dance-making by taking choreographers and dancers from casting to curtain in less than 24 hours.
“I built a life in dance because I could not imagine anything more thrilling. Over time my focus shifted from performing to teaching and creating opportunities for others to engage with dance. Performing with Full Circle Dance is a delightful return to the act of dancing and the physicality that entails.” - Meghan