Designer - Sam Meredith
Sam's dance career began at Dennis Nahat & Ian Horvath's School of
Cleveland Ballet. After graduating from Bedford High School, he pursued
his passion at Wright State University's Theatre Arts program in Dayton,
Ohio. Sam danced with the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Ballet II, and the
Dayton Contemporary Dance Co. II.
With a BFA in Dance, Sam joined the Richmond Ballet in Virginia for several seasons. His journey continued in NYC, earning his Equity card in "Chicago" with Chet Walker. Sam then joined the Joffrey II Dancers, performing works by renowned choreographers like Gerald Arpino, Damian Woetzel, and Johann Renvall.
Sam's versatility shone as he ventured into musical theatre productions across the U.S. and Europe. Notable performances include "West Side Story" in Germany, "Carousel," and "Cinderella" with Phyllis Diller, featuring the Joffrey Dancers.
His Broadway debut was in Matthew Bourne's TONY Award-winning "Swan Lake." Sam toured extensively with Adventures in Motion Pictures throughout Europe and the Middle East in "Swan Lake."
For 12 seasons, Sam graced the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, taking on soloist roles in productions like “Eugene Onegin” and “La Traviata.” He joined Punchdrunk Theatre Company's NYC production of "Sleep No More" as King Duncan and continues periodic performances with both "Sleep No More" and the Metropolitan Opera.
Recently, Sam dazzled as Drosselmeyer in Cleveland Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at Playhouse Square. Beyond performing, he served as Ballet Master for the Joffrey Concert Group, delving into costume design for various institutions, including the Joffrey Ballet School, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Cleveland Ballet, and more. Sam's artistic journey continues to inspire and enrich the world of dance.