Meredith Barnes is the founder and director of DanceArtTheater, a professional dance company whose mission is to inspire, encourage, and enlighten students and audiences through dance. Mrs. Barnes received her dance training from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a BFA in dance choreography and performance. Meredith Barnes’ choreography has been showcased in numerous venues. Dance reviews in the DC area have been astounding, with her work “Fractals” receiving 5 out of 5 stars, Best of Capital Fringe in 2015. She has choreographed over 20 works for companies like Joffrey Ballet Workshop, Terpsichorean Dance Company, Auburn University "Daunce", Yes Virginia Dance, Black College Dance Exchange, Cora de Vicenza, Co- Motion Dance Company, Lawton City Ballet, Mid-America Dance Network showcase, and many other choreography concerts. Mrs. Barnes has taught at a variety of schools, universities, and programs including: Auburn University, Hampton University, St. Petersburg College, Northern Virginia Community College, Joffrey Ballet Summer Workshop, and New Jersey's Lakehurst School for the Arts.