Artist-in-Residence


Meagan Woods, 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence


Meagan Woods

Meagan Woods

Dance and Worship

The Worship and Arts Committee is happy to welcome back our own Meagan Woods, dancer and choreographer, as our Artist-in-Residence. Meagan was last with us in this capacity in 2011-2012, and she will again be presenting solos and pieces with members of her own Jersey City-based dance company Meagan Woods and Company on Sundays, October 22, March 4, and April 1 (Easter).

On December 9 and 10, there will also be an opportunity for congregation members to prepare dance for worship inspired by the words of the prophet Isaiah. To participate, contact Meagan (meaganawoods@gmail.com).

We are looking forward to worship enlivened and embodied in dance this year.

Nassau’s artist residencies are underwritten by the Frances Clark Fund and the Ammons Music Fund.


About Meagan

Meagan Woods graduated with a BFA in dance from Rutgers University, earning the Margery Turner Award for choreography. She has performed professionally with Liz Lerman, Kyle Marshall Dance, Robert Mark Dance and moe-tion dance theater.

Meagan Woods & Company has presented original work at NJPAC, Ailey Citigroup Theater, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theater, Dixon Place, and the Landmark Loew’s Theater. She has performed for TEDx, and her worked can be viewed at TED.com.

Meagan is a co-founder, curator, and producer of the dance festival Your Move. For her work there she was award the Dance New Jersey Jete Award. She choreographs, costume designs, and guest lecturers for Rutgers University and choreographs for St. Peter’s University. She was the artist in Residency at Nassau Church 2010-2011 and is grateful to continue choreographing for services this season.


Past Artists-in-Residence

Armando Sosa. Master weaver.

Adam Immerwahr. Theater director.

Meagan Woods. Dancer and choreographer.

Jake Willard-Crist. Poet.