The dance studies program allows students to explore opportunities to perform and teach in a variety of settings.


As a dance student at Meredith, you can continue your training as a major, minor, or co-curricular student. You’ll have opportunities to perform and choreograph as early as your freshman year, travel to conferences, and study with guest artists. Learn to shape your life in dance based on your unique strengths and talents.

Contact Info

Carol Finley
Head, Dance & Theatre Department
8 Weatherspoon
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(919) 760-8015

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Nicole Lawson
Ca rol Finley

Meredith prepares students for successful careers in dance. Options include

  • dance education in public schools, private studios, and community settings
  • performance
  • choreography
  • arts administration and entrepreneurship
  • not-for-profit board leadership
  • work environments that value critical thinking, creativity, leadership, and adaptability
  • graduate study in dance
  • graduate study in many fields including administration, education, health, psychology, and somatics

Professional Performance Certificate

Dance Performance Certificate

Students who are majoring in dance studies and wish to pursue more intensive training in their area can earn a Professional Performance Certificate. Read more »


  • no audition for the major or minor
  • Fall and Spring auditions for Meredith Dance Theatre
  • Fall auditions Meredith Jazz and Tap Company
  • Fall auditions for the Professional Performance Certificate
  • Spring auditions for Freshman Travel Awards on Experience Meredith day