Frank Meredith Bio
SAM MEREDITH / BIO
Sam began his dance training at Dennis Nahat & Ian Horvath's School of Cleveland Ballet. After graduating from Bedford High School he attended Wright State University's Theatre Arts program in Dayton, Ohio and danced with the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Co. II. After earning a BFA in Dance, Sam joined the Richmond Ballet in Virginia for several seasons. He earned his Equity card after moving to NYC in a production of "Chicago" with Chet Walker. He joined the Joffrey II Dancers under the direction of Jeremy Blanton and Gage Bush. Sam performed works by Gerald Arpino, Damian Woetzel, Johann Renvall, and the classic "Spring Waters" pas de deux and toured with the Joffrey Ballet's "Nutcracker". Sam continued to perform in musical theatre productions throughout the United States and Europe including "West Side Story" in Germany, "Carousel" and "Cinderella" starring Phyllis Diller and featuring the Joffrey Dancers. He was in the original Broadway cast of Matthew Bourne's TONY Award winning "Swan Lake" and continued to tour with Adventures in Motion Pictures throughout Europe and the Middle East in "Swan Lake". Sam danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet for 12 seasons in 35+ pieces of rep including soloist roles in “Eugene Onegin” and “La Traviata”. He joined Punchdrunk Theatre Company's NYC production of "Sleep No More" in the role of King Duncan and continues to perform periodically with both “Sleep No More” and the Metropolitan Opera. He was most recently seen as Drosselmeyer in Cleveland Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at Playhouse Square. Sam served as Ballet Master for the Joffrey Concert Group for several seasons and began costuming for the Joffrey group. Sam has designed and executed the wardrobe for schools and companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Brigham Young University, Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Opera, New York Dance Project, and the Joffrey Ballet School.