Faculty

Megan Thornton

Megan Thornton

Megan Thornton began her ballet training in her hometown of Orlando, FL at the age of three. While studying at the Orlando Ballet School with Peter Stark and Dierdre Miles Burger, Ms. Thornton had numerous opportunities to work with the professional company under Fernando Bujones, Bruce Marks and Robert Hill.

Additionally, Ms. Thornton has attended several summer programs across the United States, including Pacific Northwest Ballet and Ballet West on full merit scholarships. In 2012 Ms. Thornton competed as a semi-finalist in the Youth American Grand Prix in Tampa, FL, where she was awarded a position with Ballet West as a trainee, and was invited to perform in the Youth American Grand Prix Gala. She moved to Salt Lake City, UT, to accept her full scholarship with Ballet West’s trainee division. Under the careful tutelage of Jeffery Rogers and Jan Fugit, later moved on to Ballet West’s Second Company.

Megan has performed a diverse repertoire of principle roles in companies and as a guest artist around the country including, Odette in Swan Lake, The Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, and the Queen in Ballet West’s premier of The Little Mermaid.

Ms.Thorton has been a ballet teacher and competitive coach at several academy’s around the U.S. including city’s such as, Salt Lake City, UT, Helena, MT, Lake Tahoe, CA and Orlando FL.

Megan is very excited to be joining the faculty at Central Indiana Academy of Dance.

Megan is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.