Creative Director of English National Ballet Youth Dance Co.
Associate Lecturer in Choreography at London Studio Centre.
Jo teaches a group of young people who have a variety of special educational needs at the Vale Resource Base in Tottenham.
In 2012 she was awarded funding by Big Dance to create a specially devised, fully inclusive piece called ‘We Love Tottenham!’ which was performed at Spitalfields Market.
Over the four years that she has been working at the school she has created several new creative programmes to help engage all of the students with dance.
As Head of Outreach for the National Youth Ballet she has devised a variety of very successful workshop programmes which have been delivered in primary schools across the South East.
She teaches for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step Into Dance programme and as a teacher for vocational students at the London Studio Centre.
As a freelance artist she has worked for Sadlers Wells, English National Ballet and as guest choreographer at The Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge
Reviews of Education Work
Bang Bang, choreographed by Jo Meredith for Ravens Woods all male group, stood out in its relevance for the participants, the polished presentation and the groups obvious dedication as their performance was slick and professional. Playing the part of Western cowboys the group displayed their masculinity through their movement, whilst not being afraid to offer the audience a laugh or two with rhythmical horse steps and dramatic shootouts capturing the atmosphere of the song… Ricards Lodge High School performed an exquisite contemporary dance piece… only rivaled by Townley Grammar School – Seniors Colloquy, showing Step Into Dance teacher and choreographer Jo Meredith’s skills for the second time. Both groups displayed highly developed dance technique and performance skills – both mesmerizing to watch.
Libby Costello, Londondance.com, July 2010
The commitment that talented choreographer Jo Meredith must have motivated in her all male group from Ravens Wood was unbelievable. It is no simple task to take a group of boys and teach them to perform a contemporary-classical routine with elegance and fluidity. The music inspired stylish and controlled movement full of high barrel turns, well balanced shapes and dynamic patterns. Those boys just amazed me.
Laura Krasnic Dance Review, August 2010