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Megan Hannon

graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in dance performance and choreography. Upon graduating she moved back to Greenville, South Carolina to be closer to family and to begin using her talents and experience to benefit the community. Currently, Megan is actively involved with International Ballet, Vaughn Newman Dance, Carolina Dance Collaborative and is a founder of Greenville Dance Collective. Collaboration is Megan’s passion. She has been seeking creative collaborations since high school and has continuously found ways of collaborating with artists in photography, painting, other dance genres, musicians, graphic design, poetry and more.

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Brailey Johnson

started her dance career as a Dutch Fork High School Dazzler in 2011. She instantly fell in love with movement and continued exploring her movement in college as a dance minor at the University of South Carolina, where she performed in various choreography showcases. Brailey was also a founding member of Icono/clash Dance Collaborative in 2014. Since then, Brailey has taught and performed with Columbia’s Fuse Artist Alliance and continues to explore movement by learning everything she can.

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Aaliyah Brown

began her dance career at age 10 with Southern Strutt Dance Company in Irmo, SC. Later she transitioned to study dance at the Columbia Dance Academy and Footnotes Christian Dance School. She attended the Governor’s School for the Arts Summer Dance Program in 2010 and joined the Dazzlers Dance team under the direction of Ginny Haynes from 2011-2013. While obtaining her bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of South Carolina she performed in several Student Choreography Dance Showcases and joined FUSE Artist Alliance. Currently she is a choreographer and active participant of the Praise Dance Ministry at the Brook Columbia Church. She is also affiliated with Moving Bodies Dance Company in Columbia, SC and Vaughn Newman Dance in Greenville, SC. “Each day we get to wake up and move is a blessing and I never want to take this blessing for granted”

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Tamara Johnson

is a native of Greenville, SC. She began dancing at the age of three, even participating in the SC Governor’s School for the Arts summer dance program before continuing her training at Duke University where she was introduced to and fell in love with West African dance. After graduating with her BA in Psychology and a double minor in Dance and Women’s Studies, she moved to Philadelphia where she worked as a research coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Autism. She returned to South Carolina in 2006 to pursue her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her pediatric residency at Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health) in 2013. Tamara is now a practicing pediatrician in Spartanburg. Despite a lengthy break, she never lost her passion for dance. She is excited to be dancing again, grateful for the opportunity to combine her two great loves and honored to be a member of Vaughn Newman Dance Company.