I am a jazz singer, tap dancer, composer, and producer. I believe that the arts are enhanced when grounded in real-life stories. I received my Masters of Music from the Contemporary Improvisation Dept. at New England Conservatory. Before that, I devised my own major at NYU: "Navigating Chaos and Structure: In Pursuit of Freedom and Art." I was Artist-in-Residence at Surel's Place in Boise, ID, where I presented an evening of original compositions. My work seeks to bridge the gap between arts as elite, and arts as everyday: fighting elitism in the arts.
Meghann Perry, CARC, is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, speaker, storyteller, and teaching artist. As a coach, she works closely with individuals to help them build a firm foundation for long term recovery from substance use disorder. She speaks publicly about her own experiences with addiction and incarceration to highlight these issues, at venues like the State House, Wellelsey College, and Harvard Law School. She also shares her stories in the Moth style of true, personal storytelling, with many story slam wins to her name, including as a two-time Moth Grand Slam finalist, and leads workshops for people to learn how to share their message of recovery in the Moth style. She is an actor and teaching artist with the Improbable Players, bringing plays and workshops about substance use into schools. Meghann got her Bachelor of Science degree in Theater Education from Emerson College. Learn more atwww.meghannperry.com
Originally from India, Chavi received her B.A. in dance with a specialization in choreography from Fontys Hogescholen voor de Kunsten. There, she founded her company, Vimoksha. She worked for the Production house Dansateliers in Rotterdam, was a guest choreographer at the University of Stavanger in Norway, and performed in festivals throughout Europe. This past spring, Chavi was the Choreographer-in-Residence at Boston Center for the Arts. She is currently working on a piece, integrating the ancient Indian martial art, Kalaripayattu.