Get To Know Us

En Pointe and Company is a small family business run by mother and daughter, Dana Rowan Rakestraw and Megan Rakestraw Jones.  We firmly believe in our motto where we are "Cultivating the Next Generation of Dancers."

Meet Megan:

Megan was born and raised in New Albany, MS.  At the age of three, she began taking dance classes and has continued to do so ever since.  Under the direction of Sharon Long, Megan was a member of the Tupelo Ballet where she performed as a soloist and corps member.

She attended the Radio City Rockette Summer Intensive in New York City where she trained in the foundations of Rockettes' precision and choreography of the Rockettes' repertoire.  She attended dance classes in New York City with Joffrey Ballet School where she was offered an opportunity to attend school and study in Moscow, Russia with Bolshoi Ballet.  

When not teaching, Megan has appeared as a background actress in country music videos, numerous movies, and television series.

In January 2020, Megan briefly moved with her husband to Nagoya, Japan.  While there, she attended Chacott Nagoya Studio under the instruction of Yumiko Asakura and Masae Ito.

She has continued her studies both virtually and in person with The Verdon Fosse® Jazz classes instructed by founding reconstructeur, Lloyd Culbreath.

Megan is also currently an instructor in New Albany and Tupelo. Her genres include:  ballet, pointe, creative movement, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and hip hop.  Megan choreographs for individuals, competitions, pageants, and talent shows.  

She is continuing to study with Hinge Dance Company in Oxford, MS, directed by Lydia Foster, to increase her knowledge of contemporary dance.

 Photo by:  © Karin Maria Photography