Catherine Meredith is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Kent State University 2019/2020 where she teaches modern dance technique and dance composition. She holds an M.F.A. in Dance and Dance Education from American Dance Festival/Hollins University.
Throughout her 30+ year career as a professional dancer, Catherine has worked in television, film, musical theater and on the concert dance stage touring nationally/internationally with such companies as Cortez & Co. Contemporary/Ballet, Verb Ballets, Karen Reedy Dance Company and most recently with The Glue Factory (Corningworks). She has performed in works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Talley Beatty, Paul Taylor, David Rousseve, David Parsons, Shapiro & Smith, Beth Corning and Hernando Cortez, with principal roles in Heinz Poll’s Bolero, Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring, Ulysses Dove’s Vespers and Dianne McIntyre’s In the Groove and Over the Top. She has been on faculty at Slippery Rock University, Joffrey Ballet (NYC), Brooklyn Music School, Pineapple Studios (UK) and Cuyahoga Community College. Catherine is a board member of OhioDance and the Mentor Arts Commission.
As a choreographer, her work has been commissioned by Santa Monica College, Mercyhurst University, Kent State University, The University of Akron, Ohio Northern University, Verb Ballets and the Dancing Wheels Company and presented at The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), AVAYAVA Festival (India), American Dance Guild (NYC), White Wave DUMBO Dance Festival, TED Talks, Dance St. Louis, HATCH Series at Jennifer Muller/The Works, Playhouse Square, Cain Park, Ohio Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pavilion-Nautica and at The American Dance Festival (NC). Most recently, she was selected by the New Dance Partners Project in Kansas to create a work on Störling Dance Theater that premieres in September 2020. In addition, Aftermath (originally set on KDE) has been selected for the Women in Dance Leadership Conference this October in Philadelphia.
For the past ten years, Catherine was the Rehearsal Director and Resident Choreographer for the Dancing Wheels Company, the nation’s first physically integrated dance company. She has successfully translated the Horton technique for wheelchair users and is working on developing curriculum-allowing persons with a disability to obtain a dance degree.
M.F.A. in Dance and Dance Education from American Dance Festival/Hollins University