Congratulations to MFA Dance candidate, Meghan Abadoo ('16) on being selected by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch in 2018”. Being recognized as a “Breakout Star of 2018” is certainly an amazing way to start the new year! Dance Magazine recognizes early-career dancers, choreographers and companies, each year, who are on the verge of “breaking out” in their "25 to Watch" feature.
Abadoo’s work boldly confronts issues about race, gender and social inequalities and their impact on the world. She artfully combines contemporary African dance, classical American and postmodern techniques, traditional Ghanaian movements and social Funk styles. Meghan is also a 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright Fellow. Meghan is the second Theatre, Dance and Performnce Studies student to recieve a Fulbright grant. Thanks to the grant, she conducted eight months of research on Ghanaian dance at the Academy of Music, Dance and Drama at the Noyam African Dance Institute (Noyam) in Dodowa, Ghana.
Abadoo performing in Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home - C. Stanley Photography