Guest Instructor & Broadway Performer
Meredith Akins has been a professional dancer, singer and actor for the last twenty years. She has performed in the Broadway productions of Mamma Mia! (Original Cast/Assistant Dance Captain) and Footloose. Other credits include Wicked (Chicago and Original Cast 2nd National Tour), Aida (Kansas City Starlight), Legally Blonde (North Shore Music Theatre), Footloose (Original Cast 1st National Tour), Fame (Original Cast European Tour), Actor’s Fund performances of Hair, Chess and A Wonderful Life, No Boundaries (New York Music Theatre Festival) and 101 Dalmatians (Radio City Music Hall) and the recent movie, The Last Five Years, which starred Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Meredith is an advocate of the arts. She is currently Education Director at Broadway Bound Kids and she often works as a Teaching Artist throughout New York City and around the country. Such organizations include Disney Theatrical Group, Broadway Bound Kids, The Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory, Stage Right Broadway Experience, Take It From The Top, and The Dream Yard Project. She created the program, I Can Do That!, which uses theatre to facilitate youths development of setting goals and having full self-expression. Meredith received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia and M.S in Education Theatre from The City College of New York. No risk, no reward!
We are thrilled to announce that Broadway Performer, Meredith Akins, will be on the staff for our Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (Broadway at the Paramount) in August, 2016.