College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Megan Glynn Zollinger, MFA

Associate Professor (She/Her)
Dance, Theatre

Megan Glynn Zollinger holds a BA in Dance from Chapman University, and an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, Megan worked directly under the tutelage of Donald McKayle, who was her thesis mentor and advisor. Addicted, a full-length production, was an original work that she wrote, directed and choreographed. She choreographed a world premiere play, Eve’s Rapture, directed by Robert Cohen and written by Bryan Reynolds that premiered at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles.

In April 2009, a new dance work she created entitled a tearful view, was chosen to represent UCI at the California College Dance Invitational. Upon returning to the bay area after graduate school, she worked as the Jazz Dance Director at Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City, and continued to teach and choreograph with the Lisa Clark Dancers, where she had trained. Megan’s former students have been seen on television shows such as Live to Dance, America’s Best Dance Crew, America’s Got Talent, and So You Think You Can Dance. Many have been featured in music videos, films, and are touring internationally, performing and teaching.

While completing her undergraduate degree at Chapman University, Megan performed as a member of the hip hop company, Pulse, under the direction of Kari Jensen. Megan was an Assistant Professor of Dance and the Director of the BFA Dance program at Colorado Mesa University. While in Colorado, she was a returning master teacher and guest choreographer at the Colorado Dance Education Organization and presented work and taught at American College Dance Association conferences.

Megan joined the faculty at California State University, Chico in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Dance, where she currently serves as the Dance Coordinator of the dance minor, as well as the musical theatre and theatre arts programs. A native of Napa, CA, Megan began dancing at the age of four and by the time she was 15, she was teaching and choreographing. Her training was focused in commercial dance, as well as musical theatre and voice.

Choreography and directing credits include work at the Berkeley Playhouse, Benicia Old Town Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, Mesa Repertory Theatre (Grand Junction, CO), Canyon Concert Ballet (Fort Collins, CO), Showboat Theatre (Clinton, IA), CSU Chico, Lincoln Theatre Napa Valley, Napa Valley Opera House, Justin-Siena Theatre, Darkroom Productions, Solano College Theatre, Uncle Dad's Art Collective, Hope West (Grand Junction, CO), among many others. She is an active member of NDEO, ACDA, and MTEA.

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Portrait of Megan Glynn Zollinger, MFA
Dance, Theatre
Course Instruction
  • THEA 135: MT Dance
  • THEA 231: Beginning Ballet
  • THEA 303: Dance Theatre Rehearsal
  • THEA 333: Intermediate Jazz Dance
  • THEA 235: Beginning Hip Hop Dance
  • THEA 302: Musical Theatre Rehearsal
  • THEA 332: Intermediate Tap Dance