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Meredith Lyons

Assistant Professor of Dance

Contact Information

Moss Performing Arts Center 162

970.248.1328

mlyons@coloradomesa.edu

Educational Background

MFA, Dance Pedagogy, Choreography and Performance: Smith College
BA, Dance Pedagogy and Choreography: Mercyhurst University
Pilates Certification, Full-Apparatus, In Balance Pilates

Biography 

Meredith Lyons is a dancer, educator, choreographer and administrator from the Northeast. Her physical performance technique is focused heavily in articulate movement vocabularies and anatomical principles that use the body as an instrument of perception, action and interaction. She has performed and toured throughout the country with numerous ballet and contemporary choreographers. As an artist she has presented work nationally and internationally, most recently at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, Colby College Museum of Art and Ten Tiny Dances in Boston, MA.

Her current research, the improvisational score Foreword/Afterword, has been taught and presented at the National Dance Educators Organization, Congress of Research and Dance/Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Athens, Greece, ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria and in Istanbul, Turkey. Most recently she served as the Admissions Director/Operations Manager of Bates Dance Festival, where she was also on teaching faculty at Bates and Colby Colleges. Additionally, Meredith has been a guest artist at Connecticut, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Goucher, Middlebury, Providence, Springfield and Ursinus Colleges, Ohio University, Penn State University, University of Maryland, Montgomery County Community College and Southern Maine Community College. Meredith has joined the Department of Theatre Arts as Assistant Professor of Dance at Colorado Mesa University.

Meredith has scholarly interests in: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Modern and Jazz dance techniques, Improvisation, Dance Pedagogy, Dance History and Philosophy, Dance Composition, Anatomy and Nutrition for Dancers, Arts Administration and Performance as a Practice in higher education.

Meredith Lyons' Website

Meredith Lyons' Foreword/Afterword Website