Meg Gourley is a graduate of the University of Georgia with her BFA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology with a K12 Certification for Dance, with which she completed her student teaching at North Gwinnett High School in 2017. She began her dance training at the age of three at Decatur School of Ballet and was a member of the Apprentice Ensemble and the Rug Cutters.
Meg has had the pleasure of studying at the Joffrey Ballet School, Staibdance, the Governor's Honors Program, and the American Dance Festival. While at UGA, she was chosen to perform work by notable guests such as Alexandre Munz, Luis Piedra, and Urban Bush Women. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to perform in Costa Rica with Danza Universitaria in San Jose, as well as travel and dance in Voronezh, Russia with the UGA Department of Dance.
For three summers, Meg worked as the Head Resident Assistant for the Joffery South program on UGA’s campus, as well as Joffrey Colorado, assisting under the direction of Colleen Barnes. As an artist in Atlanta, she has performed and worked with Sideways Contemporary Dance Company, Fuerta Dance Company, Jessica Bertram, Poetica, and Atlanta Dance Collective. Meg continued her education with ImmerseATL, studying under George Staib, Sean Nguyen-Hilton, and Sarah Hilmer, having the opportunity to perform work by her peers, as well as with Staibdance in "Moat".
Currently, Meg is also in her third season as a company member of Kit Modus, under the direction of Jillian Mitchell. During her time with Kit Modus, Meg has been privileged to premier new works by Mitchell, including "Figment"(2019), as well as guest work by Mark Caserta. She is also on faculty at Decatur School of Ballet, Covington Regional Ballet, and serves as guest faculty and on the audition tour for The Joffrey Ballet School. Meg is thrilled to be joining Valleto for their virtual season! quote
“My experience with VALLETO so far has been one of openness and support. I am so proud to be a part of this beautiful group of women. I was first drawn to be a part of the company after participating in the summer workshop. I was so inspired and revitalized as an artist after working, discussing, and creating under Valeria. I am so excited for what is created."