• Meredith Yuhas

Yuhas & Dancers is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.  All donations are tax-deductible. Site photography is by Demery Trantham, Brynna Gregg, Araya Hansen, Andrew Haworth,& Samantha Tucker

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EDUCATION

Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                              

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY (in progress) 

Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology, Minor in Non-Profit Management  

Columbia College, Columbia, SC                                                                                                  

 4.0 GPA, President’s List and Honors Program Student - Expected Graduation May 2018)                                                                                                      

 

High School Diploma Summa cum Laude                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Wando High School, Charleston, SC - May 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Holy Yoga, Registered Yoga Instructor RYI-225 Certification 

MUV Fitness, Yoga Instructor (Current) 

Born to Fly Aerial Dance Teacher Certification Silks, Level 1 & 2                   

Wando High School Dance Residency 2017

     Created three original works, integrating Mindfulness, Contemporary technique, & Contact Improvisation

Aerial Silks at All Star Gymnastics, Kid’s & Adult Classes, 2016-2018

Forest Pines Retirement Community, Creative Movement & Stretch, 2016-2017

Richland One Dance Festival, Contemporary Dance & Contact Improvisation, 2016, 2017

Columbia Dance & Improvisation Festival, Aerial Dance & Partnering Techniques 2017

CC National Dance Education Organization's Dance Day Workshop, Modern Dance Class, 2016

Teaching Assistant at Columbia College, 2016-2018

     Assisted in teaching Aerial silks classes, contact improvisation classes, mindfulness techniques and facilitating open community dance jams.

Fuel Fitness & Dance, Dance and Aerial Silks Kid’s Instructor, 2014-2015

CHOREOGRAPHY

N A T I O N A L   L E V E L

Here: Hear” Peer-Reviewed, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                        

ACDA South Eastern Region Concert, Choreographer and Performer, Hartsville, SC:  Inspired by the circumstantiality of being caught in one place, and

how a lack of options tunes one to listen in a new way to one’s life.

 

“Experiments in Connection: You and I, Us and Them” 2017-2018                                                                                                                                       

 Presented originally at Columbia College, and to come in 2018 at The Asheville Fringe Festival:  Created from the intersection of comfort and risk through contemporary partner work, this work considers the evolution of one’s emergence into society - examining power structures, diversity, and privilege.

“SPILL” 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Intern Showing of American Dance Festival, Durham, NC: Formulated at the festival, probing into the effects of honesty and genuine relationship

pondering: “When does our honesty harm others?”

 

Expectation of a Woman” Peer-Reviewed, 2015-2016                                                                                                                                                                    

 ACDA South Eastern Region Formal Concert, Choreographer and Performer, Atlanta, GA: Explored concepts of objectification, definitions of femininity,

and engendered social expectations.

 

S T A T E  L E V E L

One & Other” 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Columbia College Fall Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia SC: Choreographed in collaboration with Cj Anderson, this work employs aerial dance

techniques to present an aerial silk duet exploring concepts of togetherness and apartness.

 

“Permission of Honesty” 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Columbia College Fall Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia, SC: Employs somatic explorations of empathy, honesty, and vulnerability to facilitate human connection, presenting compelling improvisational scores and personally motivated movement, crafted in the time and space of piece’s framework.

 

Let My Ceiling Be Your Floor” 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Columbia College Spring Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia, SC: Created based on a four by four elevated stage that the two dancers primarily

perform on, exploring things of comfort, home, and first connections.

PERFORMANCE

National-Level

“Never Have I Ever” by Mia Silvestri presented at American Dance Festival Intern Showing, 2017

 “The Home Project” by The Power Company Collaborative presented at Art Fields, Lake City, SC, 2016

 “Aerial Arts Exhibit” with Revolve Aerial Dance at Greenville’s Artisphere, 2014, 2015

     Choreographer and Performer, Greenville, SC: Performed solo aerial trapeze and aerial hoop work three times a day for the length of the four-day festival.

 “Seed” by Erin Bailey with The Power Company Collaborative, 2014, 2015

     Performed at The Fringe Festival, Greensboro, NC, Sumter, SC, and Columbia College Alumnae Concert.

“Trace Space” by Amanda Ling with The Power Company Collaborative, 2014

     ACDA South Eastern Region Formal Concert, Milledgeville, GA

 

Local-Level

Columbia College Fall and Spring Choreographer’s Showcase, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Columbia College Faculty & Guest Artist Concert, 2015,2016,2017

 Columbia College’s Walking Tour of Dance & Art, Choreographer, Performer, 2014, 2016, 2017

“The Red Suitcase” in Piccolo Spoleto with Annex Dance Company, Charleston, SC, 2016

Support the Support System Cancer Charity Event, Performer, Columbia, SC, 2015

“Fieldwork” Arts Collaboration with Enough Pie Projects (Performer, Charleston, SC), 2014

College of Charleston Alumnae Showcase, Performer, Charleston, SC, 2014

LEADERSHIP IN DANCE

President of The Columbia College Dance Company  2017-2018    

 Facilitated weekly company and board meetings, and represented the company across campus, state, and South East.

 

Special Projects & Admin Intern at The American Dance Festival  Summer 2017

Thrived working at the fast paced festival, assisting in coordination of the International Choreographer’s Residencies  

and Concert, as well as producing ADF’s Film Festival, “Movies by Movers”, and tending to office administrative tasks.

 

Student Producer of The 2016 Columbia College Campus Tour of Dance and Art  Fall 2016

Cohesively organized and produced a multi-disciplinary site-specific tour created and performed for two days.

 

Work Study Intern at The Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation  Summer 2016

Energetically worked logistics of SFDI, monitoring jams, assisting Faculty, and maintaining facilities.

 

Social Media Intern with Now Next Dance, Washington D.C.  Summer 2015

Constructed Social Media posts and a blog story for “Life as a Modern Dancer” during Now Next Dance Mentoring Project, non-profit specializing in

dance education for underserved children in the DC Metro Area.

 

Producer of On Campus Dance Event Series, “To Go Shows” at Columbia College   2015-2016

Coordinated a month series of three “To Go Shows” for Dance Company members to present their work informally to the campus and local community

at large, arranging technical elements, show order, and comprehensive feedback sessions.

 

Historian of The Columbia College Dance Company  2015-2016

Served for the academic year archiving company information and fliers, coordinating photo-shoots, and making head shots available for all company

members for the very first time.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Columbia College Dance Company 2014-2018

     First Year Representative, Historian, President, & Alumnae Coordinator

Psi Chi, Psychology Student Association, Member 2017-2018

Omicron Delta Kappa, Organization for Academic Excellence and Campus Leadership, Member 2017-2018

Columbia College National Dance Education Organization, Member 2014-2015

The Power Company Collaborative, Apprentice 2014-2016

Revolve Aerial Dance Company, Performer 2014-2016

Wando Dance Company, Dance Captain & Member 2011-2014

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES & RESIDENCIES

American Dance Festival, 2017

     Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox, Gaga with Saar Harari., Kyung Eun Lee, & organizational management with ADF Director, Jodee Nimerichter

Ronald K. Brown, Afro-Carribean Master Class at Columbia College Master Class, 2017

George Staib Residency at Columbia College, Excerpt from “Moat,” Performer, 2017

Nimbaya, African Dance Troupe Residency, African Dance Classes, 2017

Melissa Britt, House / Urban Movement Dance Master Class, 2016

Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, 2016

     Bebe Miller, HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder, Luciana Achugar (The Pleasure Project), & Krista Denio

Columbia Dance and Improvisation Festival, 2015, 2017

     Kristin Hapke, Meg Schriffen, Emily Morgan, Ashlee Daniels Taylor, Terrance Henderson, & Rayni Collins

Now Next Dance Mentoring Project, 2015

     Gaga Intensive with Maree Remalia, Master Class with Dante Brown, & Peer Mentoring with Ashley Thorndike-Youseff

ACDA 2015 Regional Festival, 2015

     George Staib, Bala Sarasvati, Lori Teague & Daniel Gwirtzman

AREAS OF TECHNICAL STUDY

Contemporary: Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton, Crystal Butler, Erin Bailey, Jessica Crum, & Jenny Broe Price
Modern: Gerri Houlihan, Kristin Alexander, Julie Delizza, & Martha Brim
Post-Modern and Improvisational Methods: Amanda Ling & Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton
Jazz: Erin Bailey, Starla Kurtz, Jenny Broe Price, & Jessica Crum
Contact Improvisation: Marcy Jo & Krista Denio
Urban Movement / Hip Hop: Amanda Ling
Ballet: Erin Bailey, Jennider Altman
Aerial Dance & Circus Technique: Julianna Hane, Jordan Anderson, & Clayton Woodson
Native American Dance: Jessica Moore
Scenery: Patrick Faulds