Meredith Lee Reardon - Ballet, Modern/Contemporary
As a Richmond native, Meredith Lee Reardon spent her childhood in numerous local dance studios, concert halls, and tiny stages across the area. Whether it be a nursing home, an area hospital, the late Wolf Fording factory, a mall, or the luxurious Carpenter Center; Meredith relished in each new experience, and each chance to dance and perform. Meredith has been lucky enough to dance with the touring company of the Russian Ballet and train with greats such as Mia Michaels, Leslie Browning, Desmond Richardson, and Suzi Taylor. After spending a summer training in New York City at 14, Meredith had found her passion. Soon after, Meredith added teaching and choreography to her résumé and attended Virginia Commonwealth University to receive her Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2009 in Dance and Choreography. While at VCU Meredith studied with a wide variety of artists, mentors, and performers. With strong Richmond Ballet training mixed with a strong variety of modern technique, Meredith's aesthetic is powerful and athletic with clear balletic influence and poise. Meredith has performed with numerous area dance companies, but has found over time that her heart lies with teaching technique and choreography. She has found studios that allow and encourage her to harness her skills, and will continue to do the same for her students for decades to come.