Co-Founder, Artistic Director
Instructor: Musical Theatre, Young Company
Meredith Busteed is an active musical theatre performer, voice instructor and musical theatre educator. She holds a Masters in Music Theatre (performance) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama from Queen’s University. A longtime dancer, Meredith also holds Advanced R.A.D and I.S.T.D. credentials in Tap, Ballet, Modern and Jazz.
Her performing career has taken her all over Ontario and across the Atlantic to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England, where she has studied and worked with some of the top most professionals in the field. Some past credits include: Anne of Green Gables, Mary’s Wedding, Songs for a New World (We Are Here Productions); The Mollycoddlers, Up the River (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Broadway at the Rose with David Warrack, Blood Brothers (Rose Theatre, Brampton); 9 to 5 The Musical, Assassins, Diary of Anne Frank (RCS); The Wizard of Oz, Puss in Boots (Diversified Theatre).
While pursuing her performing career, Meredith has also dedicated her love and passion of theatre towards youth and education. A dedicated teacher, Meredith has taught dance for over 15 years, as well as acting, musical theatre and private voice. Mentorship and the responsibility of instilling and building confidence in her students is at the heart of Meredith’s teaching philosophy. She believes in the importance of exploring and finding your artistic voice and creative process. She promotes a positive, safe and collaborative environment to explore stories and take creative risks. She believes in hard work, professionalism and the ability to “play”, all in the pursuit of discovering your voice, your strength, and your untapped potential. But it’s the transferable and invaluable life skills, such as empathy, humility, inclusivity, kindness and the belief in oneself, that we learn in the rehearsal room and take beyond the walls of the theatre and into our careers, our community and our everyday life. At Young Artists’ Theatre we hope to do just that.