Meg Brooker
Dance and Movement Artist

Photograph by Deanne Clark
Dedicated to inspiring creative expression through dance, yoga, applied drama classes, workshops, and performances, MB Arts designs and implements workshops and performance programs for a variety of populations, including K-12 students in private and public schools, students in professional training programs, employees in corporate settings, caregivers and volunteers in the health care industry, incarcerated women, and professional performers in live concert venues.
As a dancer, Meg specializes in the early modern dance techniques of Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) and Florence Fleming Noyes (1871-1928). She danced original Isadora Duncan repertory with Lori Belilove & Company, resident performing company of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (IDDF) and as a guest artist with the Duncan Dance Collective. Meg has performed original Duncan repertory and new choreography in Duncan technique in numerous New York City venues and internationally in Russia and Ukraine. She has appeared in several documentaries about Isadora Duncan's dance legacy. Meg is also an apprentice teacher of Noyes Rhythm, and she draws on these natural dance techniques to create contemporary work. Her work has been commissioned for performance at festivals including Big Range Austin, Hot September Flurries, and the UT New Works Festival. Meg has taught dance for students of all ages and abilities in public schools, private studios, summer camps, international festivals, and colleges and universities. She has served on the faculties of several studios in New York and Texas, including the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, the School at Steps on Broadway, and Tapestry Dance Academy. She has also taught modern dance at the University of Texas at Austin and has held guest artist residencies at Texas State University and Northwest Vista College. As an actor, Meg has worked with notable theatre directors such as Richard Foreman and has made television appearances on As the World Turns and One Life to Live.
Meg is committed to examining the cultural and educational value of Duncan's and Noyes' early modern dance practices through the lens of contemporary scholarship. In 2009, she began the work of historicizing Florence Fleming Noyes with her MFA thesis Florence Fleming Noyes: Cultivating Community Through Rhythmic Dance Practice. Meg's efforts have been instrumental in salvaging historic film footage of the Noyes Rhythm dancers, and she has presented scholarship on early modern dance practices for both the Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars.

Education: Cum laude graduate of Yale University with a BA in Theatre Studies and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in Performance as Public Practice 2009.

Nominated for an Austin Critics Table Award for Best Dance Performance 2008.

Completed Advanced Studies Isadora Duncan Certification project 2006.

Basic Certification in Isadora Duncan dance studies 2005.
Meg presently shares weekly musings at her Tunics in Texas blog in Austin, Texas, on movement, art, and life ... posing and pondering the question, "What would Isadora do?"