More About Megan Joy Chapman
Born into a family of dancers and figure skaters from Medfield, Massachusetts, Megan performed in her first ice skating show at age three.
By ten-years-old, she was working as a skating clothes model for print and television and was offered a job to tour with the Ice Capades.
Rather than quit school to become a figure skating gypsy (smile) Megan’s parents declined the offer and encouraged her to pursue dance instead. By age fifteen she was teaching dance classes and continued training and performing.
She studied ballet, jazz, and modern with The Franklin School for the Performing Arts, and ballet with Walnut Hill and The Boston Ballet. After studying dance and theater for a year at New York’s Ithaca College, Megan explored other areas of artistry. She transferred to The School of Fashion Design in Boston where she was awarded a scholarship for Best Designer.
Upon graduating, Megan worked briefly for Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, in the wardrobe department before working professionally as a costume and freelance fashion designer. During that time, she continued to teach and perform in various locations. To compliment her dance experience, she holds an extensive Pilates Mat certification and attended Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher’s Workshop, led by Darla Hoover.
Now an author living in Hawaii with her husband, Keith, Megan is writing the final installment of her Lion Heart & Alessio series. She aims to inspire children and their families to become warriors in the Kingdom of God by sharing their gifts and talents as a means to honor Him.
In addition to writing, Megan continues to teach various styles of dance within schools and ministries and has been with West Hawaii Dance Theatre since 1999 where she has worked as a teacher, choreographer, director, and mentor. She is also a guest artist with YWAM School of Dance Studies at The University of the Nations in Kona as well as Saving Grace Dance Ensemble in New Hampshire, where she has contributed choreography as well as performed at Gibney Dance Center in New York City. Most recently, she is a choreography contributor and volunteer for Project Dance Hawaii 2022.
Megan has a heart for prophetic worship and occasionally leads worship dance at YWAM (Youth with a Mission) and Living Stones Church where she and her husband have attended since 1998. Megan is also a Mixed Media Artist and enjoys cooking for friends and family. To read more about Megan’s dance training history and bio, go to her Dance page.