Meg DeGreve

Teacher

Meg Snider DeGreve began her formal training at the age of 12 under Susan Snider in Davenport, IA. She spent her summers training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Meg‘s professional career took her to Columbia, SC and Salt Lake City, UT.

At 22, Meg decided to return to school and received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Here she studied under Randall Newsom and Judith Chitwood. It was here that she was asked to do all leading and soloist roles, beginning as a freshman. Meg has performed leading roles in such ballets as Giselle, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Bolero, Don Quixote, Spring Waters, Grand Pas Classique, Les Sylphide and Paquita to name a few. After graduation, Meg returned to her home town in IA and took on the role of Associate Artistic Director for RiverPoint Ballet, under Susan Snider. She spent the next five years teaching and choreographing original works for Susan. Together they scored and choreographed original ballets like Alice in Wonderland and The Snow Queen. It was with Susan that Meg learned how to train the ballerinas of tomorrow, and the delicate art of tough love balanced with proper training. After a move to Nebraska, Meg found her artistic home at Motion 41 Dance and Ballet Nebraska. Here she spent 2 years teaching classes, as well as preparing dancers for YAGP. Mrs. DeGreve’s dancers have spent their summers at Houston Ballet, The Rock, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, UNCSA, Sarasota Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.

Meg and her family moved to New York with the promotion of her husband’s job. They are very happy to be a part of a new area and she looks forward to training a new crop of talent.