Megan K. Ess


Photo by Warren Woo 

Megan Ess is a Seattle-based dance artist and choreographer. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance and a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology. She is currently an instructor for Washington School of Dance. Megan is also a dance specialist at Secret Garden Preschool in Capitol Hill as well as Kindercare in Woodinville. In the Seattle area, Megan has worked with Chamber Dance Company and Relay Dance Collective, among others. Megan attended Bates Dance Festival in Maine and the BDF Winter Intensive in NYC where she worked with companies such as Doug Varone and Dancers and Kate Weare Company. Megan has worked with artists such as, Rachael Lincoln, Jennifer Salk, Bruce McCormick, Christopher Grant-Montoya, Joseph Blake, Julia Burrer, Hollis Bartlett, Autumn Eckman, Kendra Portier, and Dante Brown, among others.

Megan has a particular interest in the intersection of movement and science. Her focus is in anatomy/physiology throughout the life span. Megan was a 2015 intern with Sealife Response + Rehab + Research (SR3), previously known as Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center, working towards building Washington State's first marine rehabilitation center.

In her spare time, she loves to read, go to the movie theatre, cross-stitch, paint, travel, go to the beach, collect rocks and snuggle with animals.