Faculty Profile Maeghan McHale

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    Maeghan McHale

    Bio



    Maeghan McHale, named one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch in 2010, was born in Baltimore, MD. She studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts where she performed works by David Parsons, David Grenke, and John Clifford. She received a scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she performed with the Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble. While living in NYC Maeghan studied at Steps on Broadway and performed with Extended Dance Company, as well as Off-Broadway under the direction of Tony Award Winner Hinton Battle. She has also participated in Jazz Dance World Congress, The Miss America Parade, and Dancers Responding to Aids Benefit. In 2005 Maeghan received a scholarship to the Giordano Dance School, and in 2006 became a performing apprentice. 2007 marked her first season with Giordano Dance Chicago, and has enjoyed 12 seasons performing in places such as Hawaii, Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, Guatemala, Italy and Israel. Along with establishing herself as a dancer, she has also had the opportunity to set her own work on the GII Company. Maeghan has had her work performed on the Joyce Theater Stage, through Dancin Downtown at The Joyce, as part of the DRA Benefit. In 2011 her piece “Angelica” won the Performance Award and performed in NYC for Central Park Summer Stage. Her piece “If” also part of the DRA Benefit in 2013 won the Performance Award and they performed for Central Park Summer Stage as well. Her Choreography has been recognized with awards such as Outstanding Choreography/Choreographer. Regional Ensemble Winner and Outstanding Choreography Award at Youth America Grand Prix and has placed twice in the top 12 Ensemble Category at YAGP Finals in NYC. As well as 2018 YAGP National Choreographer Award with the opportunity to travel to Russia to set her work on the Bolshoi. Her Ensemble work had the honor of being part of YAGP “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” tour. In the Summer of 2014 she was on the School Faculty at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS and was invited to be on Faculty at CNADM in the Fall of 2015. Currently she is on Full time Faculty at Northshore School of Dance as well as Choreographs for her sisters school Mid Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts.

    Class Description



    Class Description : Based off of the Giordano Technique created by one of the Founding Fathers of Jazz Dance, Gus Giordano. You will learn the basics of the technique through a center warm up and across the floor. With a pure Giordano Technique combo at the end.
                    Week of: Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019