Meredith Dake, PT, DPT is a dancer and a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in working with performing artists, especially dancers. Originally from Memphis, TN, she trained and performed with the company of Ballet Memphis. She has also studied at ABT and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet intensives. In the midst of pursuing a BFA of Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, she felt led to change career emphasis from performance to injury prevention and rehabilitation. She earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Regis University in 2012 and has been fortunate to work with numerous studios and dancers since. She feels honored to join the staff at Colorado Ballet Academy and take part in shaping future artists of the world. Her teaching experience includes adult beginner ballet, adult beginner jazz, barre fitness, and youth injury prevention seminars. She completed an emphasis in pediatrics during her doctoral education and has spent extensive time volunteering with children with disabilities. In addition to her performance experience listed above, Meredith danced alongside members of the Martha Graham Company and Ailey II in a professional production of The King and I, in a jazz industrial convention and with local company Ballet Ariel. Her organization, Performing Arts Medicine of the Rockies, empowers students and professionals to optimize their performance capacity.