Catherine Meredith, Rehearsal Director, began her dance training under the direction of Kenneth Lipitz and Shelley Ziebel at the New England Dance Conservatory. She went on to study on scholarship at SUNY Purchase, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Richmond Ballet, and the London Contemporary Dance School. In 1997, Ms. Meredith joined Cortez & Co. Contemporary/Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Hernando Cortez. As well as performing principal roles in the company, she also served as rehearsal associate. Other performing credits include: Latin Sol, Sands Hotel Copa Room; Where’s Charley? Directed by Nicholas Martin, Williamstown Theater Festival; “Arabian” in Albano Ballet’s Nutcracker; and as a featured dancer in the film Kate and Leopold. She has danced in works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Talley Beatty, Paul Taylor, Shapiro & Smith, David Parsons, and Hernando Cortez. Catherine joined Verb Ballets in 2005 where she had the privilege of performing leading roles in Heinz Poll’s “Bolero”, Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring”, and Ulysses Dove’s “Vespers.” During the summer/fall season of 2009 she also served as rehearsal director for the company. Ms. Meredith’s choreography has been commissioned by Ohio Northern University, Verb Ballets, The University of Akron, and The Institute. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BFA in dance from The University of Akron. She attained her MFA in dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival. Catherine began working with Dancing Wheels in February 2011 and feels honored to be a part of this wonderful organization.