Megan Armand, Founder & Co-Director
I created Mixd Dance Company as way to keep dancing and performing while building my professional career. After dancing my entire life and then transitioning into the professional work world my work-to-dance ratio was out of balance. I desperately needed a space to train at an elite level that would also accomodate my 9-5 work schedule and keep my creative energy moving. I was determined to keep dancing professionally even with a career!
Over the last several years, Mixd has taken on new shape and continues to grow and become much more than a performing company. We host pop-up classes, workshops, produce shows and embrace technology as a way to share our art with the world. It's an inviting, explorative environment where we get to try-out creative ideas & concepts with those seeking an outlet to connect through dance.
I'm extremely passionate about leading with intention and providing inspiration that reaches past the steps of a dance routine. Helping dancers grow by sharing my professional dance experience, unique teaching style and innovative training techniques is one of my greatest joys in life. I am also obsessed with learning. Taking classes from my fellow PDX movers or traveling to LA, New York or other random locations replenishes my creative cup and keeps me on my toes. I believe there is always something to learn in any class, workshop or life opportunity -- getting uncomfortable is how we all grow.
When I'm not creating or dancing with Mixd, you'll find me choreographing & working with pro dance teams; taking one of my favorite fitness classes or wearing my marketing + communications hat at my BIG GIRL job.
BACKGROUND & TRAINING
- High Step Dance Academy
- Portland Trail Blazer Jam Squad Dancer
- Hip Hop Connexion Company Dancer, Chicago
- Chicago Storm Dancer, MISL
- Northwest Dance Company, Choreographer + Instructor
- Creator of Cardio Dance Fusion, Fitness & Dance Program for CoachClub.com, Paris, France
- Fitness DVD Lead Instructor, Dance Off The Inches
Lindsay Duus, Co-Director
Bio coming soon... so in the meantime, here is her beautiful face & gorgeous ponche!