Megan Levine has been teaching and coaching classical and contemporary ballet in pre-professional training programs, competitive teams and coaching students and small groups towards YAGP and other ballet competitions.
As a young dancer, Megan attended various regional ballet schools in the Chicago area studying Vaganova and Balanchine. During the summers she trained as a scholarship student at several prestigious schools including Cincinnati Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Arizona, and Nutmeg Conservatory. Also attending American Ballet Theatre in New York. At the young age of 14, Megan was invited to train year-round at both Colorado Ballet and Ballet Arizona. She also had the pleasure of working with former American Ballet Theatre dancers Amanda Mckerrow, Valerie Madonia, Ethan Brown, Harriett Clark, former American Ballet Theatre Studio Company director Kate Lydon, and former Ballet Arizona Studio Company Director Carlos Valcarcel.
Megan’s repertoire includes La Bayadère, Giselle, Paquita, Cinderella, numerous Nutcrackers as Snow Queen and Arabian, Alexei Kremnev’s Moonlight Rush and Firebird. She was also a featured dancer in the neo classical production Ornaments staged by Alvin Ailey II director Troy Powell.
In 2020, Megan was offered a company contract with San Diego Ballet and Huntsville Ballet, but due to the ongoing pandemic, decided to take her love and passion for ballet and pass that on to the next generation of young artists.
Longing for freedom to train and coach serious ballet students in her own format and method, Megan founded MJL Ballet. Her students have won Third place and Top 12 Pre-Competitive at YAGP regionals. Megan’s student was 1 of 5 selected from Illinois in the Pre-competitive division invited to YAGP finals in Tampa. At Universal Ballet Competition regionals, they won Top 12 Senior division, Second and Third place and Top 12 Pre-Competitive. Her students are sought after for ambassadorships and regularly receive scholarships from top schools across the nation for summer programs, year-round programs, and college.