Megan Hustel is from Carmel, Indiana and is a recent graduate of the University of Utah. Megan earned her BFA in Ballet Performance from the Department of Ballet under the direction of Maggie Wright-Tesch, Calvin Kitten, Jay Kim, and Michael Bearden. While in Utah, she was a member of Utah Ballet and Ballet Ensemble where she performed in various contemporary works and classical ballets. Her most notable roles include Swanhilda in Rene Daveluy’s staging of Coppelia, Russian Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade by repetiteur Zipporah Karz and Big Swan in Swan Lake staged by Professor Jay Kim. She also performed as a Guest Trainee for Ballet West in their production of Don Quixote staged by Anna-Marie Holmes. Megan began her pre-professional training with Suzann DeLay at the Central Indiana Academy of Dance. As a member of the pre-professional company, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Megan performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty and participated in Youth America Grand Prix and Regional Dance America.
Since joining Ballet Arkansas, Megan has performed Principal roles in Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Glinka Pas de Trois, "Habit" pas de deux in Harrison McEldowney’s Group Therapy, "Hurt" Soloist in Under the Lights choreographed by Chris Stuart, "Raymonda" in Raymonda staged by Michael Bearden, and Snow Queen and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker. Megan is excited to be returning to Ballet Arkansas for her third season.