Meryl “Mez” Gendreau

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Meryl “Mez” GendreauAdjunct Professor

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Areas of Expertise

Hip Hop Dance Techniques and Culture

Meryl "Mez" Gendreau began dancing at an early age, studying and performing modern dance.  At age 17 she began training in Hip Hop & Street Styles, traveling overseas to Germany and Croatia for intensives rooted in fundamentals.  She began directing competitive Hip Hop crews at age 20, and now directs her own youth team, West 1s, out of her studio, Grooves On West, which opened its doors in 2020.  Meryl returned to academia to pursue her dance education at RWU and earned her BA in Dance and Performance Studies.  Her credits include dancing backup on film for Duc Anh Tran, and as a principal dancer in Disney’s HocusPocus 2.  She currently dances for Boston Company “N/A”.  In addition to being a professional dancer, dance educator, and small business owner, Meryl is also currently pursuing a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at RWU.