Meredith has had the opportunity to perform and study with many influential and inspiring dancers while following her childhood dream. She earned her BFA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Florida, devoting her time to modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theater, composition, teaching methods, dance history, lighting, costumes, sound and acting. During this time, Meredith performed and choreographed for the student/faculty company Floridance; serving as president of the company from 1992-93. In addition to faculty and student pieces, she was selected to perform in Isadora Duncan’s “Scherzo”, staged by guest artist Jill Sonke. Since graduating, she has danced and toured in various places, including the northeast US and the Netherlands, where her piece ”Collision” was performed in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Meredith has attended master classes and intensives with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American College Dance Association, Pilobolus, Merce Cunningham, Rob Besserer, Stuart Pimsler, Demetrius Klein, David Parsons, Urban Bush Women, Lori Belilove and Company, Shapiro and Smith, Mohamad Dacosta, Garth Fagan, Malpaso Dance Company, Florida Dance Masters, Atlanta Ballet, Lines Ballet and Wash Ashore Dance Ensemble.
Meredith has performed for over two decades with the Danscompany of Gainesville. She has been cast in multiple solos, duets, quartets and ensemble pieces in Cinderella, Cats, and The Wiz. During the Spring Concert, she has performed modern, jazz and ballet pieces from various choreographers, including Lea Darwin, Nina Cameron, and Peggy Nolan Lamb. Meredith has contributed as rehearsal coach staging repertory for Cinderella and The Wiz. As a choreographer, she has worked with talented and devoted dancers creating original modern, ballet and jazz pieces such as “Quarter ’til”, “Strings”, “A Glimmer...” and “Ebb and Flow”.
As a dance educator, Meredith has taught community classes for the City of Gainesville as well as programs at Santa Fe College such as College for Kids, Adults with Disabilities and Community Education. She has been an instructor for Cameron Dancenter since 1996, teaching all ages and levels of modern, ballet, jazz and hip hop. She is also currently an adjunct lecturer at the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida where she has taught since 1997. Utilizing her diverse knowledge of dance and theater, Meredith has inspired students ranging from novice dancers and athletes to musical theater and dance majors.
Meredith is excited to continue her journey of dance discovery as she works towards her MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University.