Meg Weeks, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Brown University in 2011 with an honors A.B. in history. While a student at Brown, she spent a semester at PUC-Rio and returned the following year to conduct fieldwork for her undergraduate thesis on the history of government policy and grassroots activism in Rio’s favelas. In 2013 Meg interned for BRAYCE at Vila Olímpica da Maré and IBISS in Vila Cruzeiro, teaching dance and language arts. Since graduating, Meg has been living in New York City, where she is a freelance professional modern dancer and choreographer. She has performed with Shen Wei Dance Arts, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Corps, and currently is a company member of Summation Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse and Beth Gill. She also choreographs and produces her own work, which has been shown at various venues in New York. The current work will culminate in a premiere in New York in April/May, 2015. In addition to dancing, Meg works in communications at Gibney Dance Center and teaches Portuguese and Spanish. She also contributes to dance criticism with Culturebot and Critical Correspondence.