Meaghan Novoa (They/She) is a Dancer and Choreographer of Latinx and Jewish descent originally from the metro Atlanta area.
They grew up training in their hometown of Newnan, GA where they studied Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance at studios such as Classical Dance Theatre, Newnan School Of Dance, and Southern Arc Dance Center. As a student, they supplemented this training by taking open classes at Atlanta Ballet’s school and attending regional summer intensives, including American Ballet Theatre’s intensive at The University Of Alabama.
They have presented their choreography in multiple cities with some highlights including The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival (2018 & 2022), Treefort Music Festival (2021, Boise, ID), Mixtape Dance Festival (2021, Atlanta, GA), Fertile Ground Festival (2019, Portland, OR), Fall For Fall Dance Festival (2022, Atlanta), Dance ATL's AM collab program (2023), and the 2023 Beltline After Dark Festival.
They have received multiple grants and Artist Residencies for their choreography including Idaho Commission On The Arts (2020 & 2021), Boise City Department Of Arts & History (2021), Surel’s Place (2021), LED Boise (2021), Atlanta Contemporary/Dance Canvas (2022), Art On The Beltline (2023) and The Meli Kaye Residency (2023).
Their most recent work as a dancer and choreographer has included collaborations with Idaho Dance Theatre, Room To Move Dance Company and Bautanzt Here.
Meaghan acknowledges the influence of all past teachers, directors, choreographers, dancers, collaborators, etc. that they have worked with, all whom have inspired and elevated them as a dancer, choreographer, and artist.
When Meaghan isn't rehearsing, they teach Pilates at Contour Pilates Atlanta and Metropolitan Studios.
Photo by Zachary Sun