Megan Payne is a dancer, choreographer and writer living in Naarm. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (2013), they danced with Russell Dumas’ Dance Exchange at Larret Cultural-Centre (France), The Body Festival (Christchurch), for Reorienting the Post Colonial Symposium at Institute of PostColonial Studies and for Dance Remains at Monash University Museum of Art. Megan has co-authored work with Ellen Davies for Melbourne Fringe Festival, TCB Art Inc; with Leah Landau for Memphis Gardens; with Alice Heyward for FUR Hairdressing, Bus Projects in Lessons from Dancing, curated by Zoe Theodore; and TO DO/TO MAKE at 215 Albion Street, Brunswick curated by Zoe Theodore and Shelley Lasica.
Megan also works in the processes of other artists including Shelley Lasica, Alice Heyward, Ellen Davies, Ivey Wawn, Arini Byng, Leah Landau and Sarah Aitkin. Their practice has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Ian Potter Foundation and Ausdance. Megan is studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. Their writing has appeared in Archer Magazine and This Container Zine.