Dancer Megan Walters dressed as a clown with a bowler hat

Meet The Artist: Megan Walters

Leading up to our special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing – One Small Step – we’re going behind the scenes with the incredible Dance Artists who’ll be making the performance come to life!

We know you run a weekly class in our studio, but what motivates you to dance?

I’ve been dancing since I was seven years old, and started teaching as soon as I could, when I graduated from LIPA in 2014. I live for that moment when you see that light bulb go off in someone’s head. Achieving that real connection between me and the dancer is why I started my company, MCO Contemporary.

What about your career highlights to date?

I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy an 8 month contract onboard the Pacific Princess with Princess Cruises; I’ve danced for BBC Worldwide; had the pleasure of choreographing a piece for Mersey Travel’s Arrive Happy campaign; and taught Contemporary Technique on the Foundation Certificate at LIPA.

Which part of the moon landing will your group be recreating?

I’m really looking forward to this project and meeting the guys from The Hive! We’ll be visualising the re-entry of the rocket into Earth’s atmosphere, as the crew travel back from their lunar adventure to land safely back on Earth.

If you could broadcast a song from the moon, what would you play?

I think if I went to the moon, I would play Best Day of My Life by American Authors… Give it a listen!

Discover the story of the 1969 Moon Landing with us at World Museum on Saturday 20 July.