Margaret Ogas

dancer | choreographer | teaching artist

Margaret Ogas is a choreographer, performer, and teaching artist based in the Twin Cities. Using an interdisciplinary approach rooted in dance and informed by Chicana cultural sensibilities, her works tell surreal everyday stories through a collage of movement, text and sound.Ogas is a 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a 2021 Naked Stages Fellow at Pillsbury House + Theatre. Her work has been presented by the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Candy Box Dance Festival, Minnesota International Dance Festival, Center for Performing Arts, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, and others. Her projects have received grant support from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She recently established Margaret Ogas Performance Project, a dance company producing live performances rooted in dance, with an emphasis on artistic experimentation and a commitment to highlighting artists of color and queer artists.Margaret has been a core collaborator and performer with the Taja Will Ensemble since 2018. She has performed in works by Pramila Vasudevan, Morgan Thorson, José A. Luis, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting and others. She is a teaching artist and associate company director at Young Dance. Outside of her performance work, Margaret is an arts administrator specializing in fundraising. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Photographer Credits: Bill Cameron (1, 7); Nicole Neri (2) Bruce Silcox (4); Khadija Charif (3, 5); Bobby Rogers (6)