Meredith Short Loy, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, received her early training under the direction of Rebecca Miller Stalcup, Melinda Tobian, and Mark Bush at the Arkansas Academy of Dance and Arkansas Festival Ballet. Meredith is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma where she received her BFA in ballet performance from the School of Dance department led by Mary Margaret Holt, Jeremy Lindberg, Clara Cravey, and Ilya Kozadayev. Her most notable roles during her time at the University of Oklahoma include; Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker staged by Mary Margaret Holt and Ilya Kozadayev, Haydn’s The Seasons Austria tour choreographed by Mary Margaret Holt and Ilya Kozadayev, Raymonda Pas de Dix principle couple choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev after Marius Petipa, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux staged by Clara Cravey, Swan Lake Pas de Trois staged by Ilya Kozadayev, and contemporary pas de deux, “Flutter”, choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev. With Ballet Arkansas Meredith enjoyed performing Balanchine‘s Glinka Pas de Trois staged by Marina Eglevsky, "Mr. Clean" couple in Harrison McEldowney’s Group Therapy, Memoryhaus choreographed by Kiyon Gaines, and (e) motions choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev.
Meredith is excited for her second season with Ballet Arkansas.