Meredith Riley Stewart (dancer) is in her seventh season with Jeanne Ruddy Dance, after being a Company understudy in the 2003 Season. Meredith comes to Jeanne Ruddy Dance via Alabama, where she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. Meredith received valuable Graham training in 2000 and 2001 at the Dance Legends Retreat at Frostburg State University, where she worked with such luminaries of the Graham legacy as Pearl Lang, Ethel Winter and Kenneth Topping, as well as with Ms. Mary Anthony.
Meredith spent her first 18 months on the local dance scene as part of Philadanco’s Second Company and is happy to have found a home with Jeanne Ruddy Dance. Besides her wonderful experiences in Jeanne’s works, Meredith has had the fantastic opportunity to be part of the creation of works by Ann Reinking, Peter Sparling, Mark Dendy, Jane Comfort, Susanne Linke and Martha Clarke.
Meredith also works as an actor and has appeared on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre, the Arden Theatre, the Triangle Theater, the Adrienne Theater, as a guest host on QVC and in numerous commercials. She will appear in HBO’s upcoming series Boardwalk Empire as a guest host. For more on Meredith visit: www.meredithrileystewart.com.