Meghan started gymnastics training at 6 years old beginning with artistic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. Luckily, the gym she was training at also had a Rhythmic gymnastics program which was a better fit for her. In Rhythmic gymnastics, the combination of dance, strength flexibility and artistry really called out to me. It was athletic but also artistic in one sport.
By 8 years old, she was ranked top 8 in the Western region for her age and placed second at the national Junior Olympics for Rhythmic. At the age of 10, she was the athlete of the year placing first for the Western region. By 12, she was top 25 in the country for the Junior age group which included competing at the Visa Championships where she placed 10th overall. Based on these results, she was asked to compete Internationally for the US team in Belgium and Bulgaria and won the gold medal from the Bulgaria competition.
After a lower back stress fracture from Rhythmic when she was 13, dreams of moving to the senior national team were no longer possible. She was able to keep dancing however, which she did competitively and was invited to attend the Orange County School for the Arts dance programs during high school which led to being accepted to the Alvin Ailey School at Fordham in New York city for their dance program. She received her BFA from Alvin Ailey which led her to pursue a professional career as a dancer. Her first professional job was a combination Rhythmic gymnast/dancer aboard the 5th largest cruise ship in the world, AIDANova. After 9 months of performing on AIDANova, Meghan returned to Southern California to perform with the LA Follies as well as help others by coaching and teaching stretching exercises. These exercises have kept her healthy with all the work that she does as a performer.