Meg grew up dancing at the Georgia Dance Conservatory in her hometown of Marietta, Georgia. She trained with GDC and performed as a company member of the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre for fifteen devoted years. Meg then went on to continue her study of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and modern dance at Northwestern University, graduating in June of 2012 with a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in International Studies.
Along with teaching classes and workshops around the greater Atlanta area, Meg has been a company member of Sideways Contemporary Dance Company, Graffiti Dancers, and Fuerta Dance Company. Her choreographic work has been featured by the New Movement Project and Atlanta's Dance Canvas. Meg is the cofounder and Artistic Director of Fuerta Dance Company, as well as the owner and Director of Druid Hills Dance Center.
Assistant Studio Director
Josh is a Georgia native who has been dancing since he was 8 years old. In 2003, Josh performed with the Atlanta Hawks Junior Dance Team as back for Mariah Carey at the NBA All Star Gam Halftime Show and has also had the privilege of dancing with Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, B2K, and Usher. In 2006, he became a dance major at Pebblebrook High School.
Josh attended the University of Florida with a B.F.A. in dance, where he had the honor of performing the works of Jose Limon, Shapiro and Smith, David Dorfman, Micahel Foley, Ohad Naharin and the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Ann Liv Young, and many more. Josh spent time working for the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME as a counselor for the Young Dancer’s Workshop and studied abroad in Israel in 2010, where he performed his work in Tel- Aviv and Jerusalem.
Josh is currently teaching around metro Atlanta area and joined the Fuerta Dance Company in 2017.
Assistant Company Director
Hailing from Franklin, Tennessee, Mati has had the opportunity, throughout her education in dance, to train all over the world with many dance companies, institutions, and festivals including NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, The American Ballet Theatre, The Radio City Rockettes, AbrahaminMotion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The American Dance Festival, Florence Dance Company, and others. Mati graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University in December 2016, obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. In addition to joining Fuerta Dance Company, Mati is a company member with Gotta Dance Contemporary and Underground Ballet. Mati also teaches in conjunction with choreographing at dance studios around the southeastern region as well as teaching Pure Barre in the Atlanta area. She is ecstatic to be in her first season with Fuerta.