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 and Footloose. Other credits include Wicked, Aida, Legally Blonde, Fame, Actor’s Fund performances of Hair, Chess and A Wonderful Life, No Boundaries, and 101 Dalmatians, and the movie The Last Five Years. Meredith is an advocate of the arts. She was the Education Director of Broadway Bound Kids for two years where she helped devise curriculum, oversaw Broadway master classes, and supported teaching artists. She is currently a full-time drama teacher at Stephen Gaynor School and she continues to work as a teaching artist throughout New York City and around the country.