Megan Van Cotthem
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Megan Van Cotthem began her dance training at Stage One Dance Center under the direction of Julie Sevier where she studied multiple forms of dance and was a member of their competitive and performance division, North Bay Performing Arts. In high school, Megan attended Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet on scholarship and began to focus her training in classical ballet. She went on to attend City Ballet San Francisco under the direction of Galina Alexandrova where she studied with artists such as Lupe Cazaldilla, Yuri Zurkhov, Marina Alexandrova, Kristen Long, Yuri Possokhov, and Katita Waldo and had the opportunity to perform soloist roles from a variety of ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Don Quixote, Coppelia, and Nutcracker.
Megan continued her education at Texas Christian University on a faculty awarded dance scholarship before transferring to the University of Washington where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in Dance. After college, Megan taught dance full-time at studios in the greater Seattle area and served as the Artistic Director of Momentum Dance Academy in Burien, Washington.
In 2019, Megan joined Vytal Movement Dance and moved to the Spokane area where she currently lives with her husband and four beautiful children.