Meredith Robertson-Early

Assistant Professor

Meredith Robertson-Early received her BFA in Performance and Choreography from The University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a Liberace Scholar for the Creative and Performing Arts and her MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.  In addition, she also trained at The Broadway Theatre Project, The Ailey School, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

A former Assistant Adjunct Professor of Modern Dance at Tulane University and Resident Artist/Choreographer with the New Orleans Ballet Association, she taught in the NORD/NOBA Center for Dance Pre-Professional Program and served as Creative Movement Specialist holding residencies in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parish Schools.  Robertson-Early also served as rehearsal director of works set on the Center for Dance Company by choreographers such as Chrystal Michelle and William McClellan of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Thaddeus Davis, and Pascal Rioult.  At Southern Miss, she was also rehearsal director for LACE, an ensemble work set on the USM Repertory Dance Company created by New York based choreographer, Christal Brown.

She has performed the works of Robert Battle and Ulysses Dove at nationally recognized venues including the Inside/Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and The Piccolo Spoleto Festival.  Robertson-Early is also a founding member of the MUDHONEY Dance Collective, a company dedicated to presenting works in New Orleans’ alternative spaces and venues. Her work titled Clay Coeur was selected for the ACDFA Southeast Region’s prestigious Gala Concert.  In 2011, Robertson-Early’s trio, the want/wait cycle, was chosen to be performed at the Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham, AL.