Meredith Lyons received her BA from Mercyhurst College with a focus in Teaching & Choreography and her MFA in Choreography at Smith College. As a dancer, she has performed with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Ballet Concerto, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Elm City Dance Collective and appeared in both ballet and modern masters’ works: Balanchine, Tudor, Mark Morris, Trisha Brown, Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Danny Buraczeski, and Wally Cardona. She is a current company member of PDM: Peter DiMuro – Public Displays of Motion (former Artistic Director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange), Kayle + Company and Tori Lawrence + Co. Before her relocation to Philadelphia, Meredith served as Dance Director of the Taft School/Connecticut, leading the dance ensemble in tours throughout Europe. Additionally, Meredith has been on faculty at Ursinus College, Connecticut College, Providence College, Springfield College, and the Five College Dance Department at Smith College.
Class Description: This class aims to develop strong, versatile dancers that can intelligently handle any contemporary/modern dance style. The focus is on technique and improvisational skills and problem solving, especially in areas of weight sharing, changing supports, and leverage. Class material will provide students with a strong aesthetic focus and addresses personal artistry with regard to technical and performance execution. Students learn to work innovatively with physical vocabulary in order to execute a wide range of advanced and diverse movement.