Meredith Stroot

Dance Instructor
Education: M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Northwestern College, BS with honors in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance from Iowa State University

Year Joined: 2009

Classes Taught: Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Kindercombo, Lyrical, Zumbini


Meredith Stroot graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. She was very involved in the ISU Dance Department and received the department’s Evelyn Jensen Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Award her senior year. Meredith performed with Orchesis I Modern Dance Company, performing in pieces choreographed by Taryn Packheiser, Janice Baker, Amy Martin, and Vernon Windsor. She also served as a board member for the company. She attended and performed at the American College Dance Festival.

Meredith trained extensively under Ami Yaro and Shanon Farsakh and performed as a charter member in what is now Yaro Dance Company. She won several awards dancing competitively as a student. Her students now carry on the tradition. Her choreography has won the high point and top honors at regional and national dance competitions.

Meredith’s passion is teaching and spreading her joy in the art of movement. She has been teaching and choreographing lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, modern, and jazz for several years. She has taught classes at Creative Movement Dance Company, Ames Parks and Recreation, and Iowa State University.

Meredith is passionate about early childhood education and has been a certified Zumbini instructor since 2018. She believes in using dance, movement, and music as a means to develop young dancers’ physical, social-emotional, and cognitive abilities.

In addition to teaching dance, Meredith is also an instructional coach working alongside preschool through first grade teachers and students at Ledges Elementary in Boone.

Meredith believes in a positive, upbeat teaching atmosphere, instilling a love of dance in all students!