Megan Adrielle (Morse Jans)

Lecturer in Music: Voice

Megan Adrielle (Morse Jans) is a performing artist, educator, and choreographer with a BFA in Dance Performance from Kent State University and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Maryland College Park.  Specializing in Interdisciplinary Performance, Megan’s work explores the intersections of song, storytelling, and dance.  She is thrilled to join the music faculty of Washington College.

As an educator, Megan has had the privilege of teaching in some of the most distinguished schools, festivals, and academic institutions in Maryland including two years on faculty at the Maryland State Dance Festival teaching some of the state’s most promising, young dancers and musical theater artists.  In addition to serving eight years on faculty in the Performing Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College teaching dance, history, and musical theater, Megan also spent three years at the University of Maryland College Park as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.  At UMD, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award from the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning for her unique rapport with her students and her innovative approach to teaching and pedagogue.

Megan is an EMC actor and leads an eclectic and exciting career as a performer.  She has worked with some of the leading dance companies in Washington DC as a contemporary dancer, as well as having worked in some of the regions most distinguished theaters as a musical theater artist.  Recently, she performed in the critically acclaimed Olney Theatre Center production of Evita by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber under the direction of Will Davis (Artistic Director of the American Theater Company in Chicago) and choreographer Christopher D’Amboise (New York City Ballet).  Her favorite roles include Mouse and Turtle in A Year With Frog and Toad at Imagination Stage, Wendla in Spring Awakening at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (directed by five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt), and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show.  Nationally she has appeared twice as a grunge cheerleader in Weird Al Yankovic’s parody Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Areas of interest:  Musical Theater, Vocal Performance, Cabaret, Theater for Young Audiences, Somatic Movement Modalities, Yoga, Modern/Ballet/Jazz Dance, Intersectional Feminism and Womanism.