Megan Rhyme is an artistic researcher and teaching artist who is inspired by the physical and emotional experiences that form the foundation of our individual and societal values. Through her primary medium of dance, she makes work about the territory in which intellectual knowledge and embodied understanding overlap. Using information from her teaching practice and her informal studies of sociology and science, she prioritizes softness, mobility, and fluidity in movement vocabularies, creating movement that uses the whole self - body, mind, and emotion. Her practice includes working collaboratively and transparently with other artists and researchers. Frequently using guided improvisation to develop choreography, she asks her performers to share their own experiences during rehearsals in order to cross the boundary between thinking and feeling. Her goals are to bring vulnerability and softness into performance and to prompt deeper conversations about cultural standards and ideals.