Lyme Disease and Empathy in Theatre

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Title: Lyme Disease and Empathy in Theatre . On this episode, Meghan Ross was interviewed. Meghan started performing at the very young age of 2 and a half! She danced competitively and also trained with a mentor from The Joffrey Ballet School. Her passion grew with her as she studied theatre at The Gateway Playhouse. She then went on to study Musical Theatre at Long Island University – C.W. Post, graduating with a BFA. . She started her theater career at The Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York. She booked the role of Chava in “Fiddler On The Roof”, roles in Oklahoma, Pippin, Guys & Dolls, and Thea in Spring Awakening. She continued and made her NYC Off-Broadway premiere as Lexi in Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical. Her favorite role, was Belle in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Woodstock Playhouse.) She also had the opportunity to work on Beauty and The Beast two more times understudying the role of Belle at The Palace Theatre and The Gateway Playhouse. Meghan is nowhere near done with her career. She worked at various equity regional theaters, such as The Engeman Theatre in Northport, The Gateway in Bellport and played the role of Mistress in Evita at Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina. . Back in 2015, Meghan also pursued another passion of hers, launching www.yourdarlingstyle.com. You can follow her fashion/ lifestyle blog called “Your Darling Style”. Here she talks about fashion, lifestyle, and “anything darling”! Meghan has started blogging full time this past year and loves to Create content/ work on fun graphic design, as well as editing photos. Styling, blogging and anything fashion related is a huge part of Meghan’s life as well. She also launched her own hair accessories line @shopyourdarlingstyle www.shopyourdarlingstyle.com. You can also check out her Instagram @yourdarlingstyle. . This past year Meghan struggled with a mysterious illness, that went undetected for many months. She traveled from doctor to doctor in search of an answer. Meghan went from a vibrant and energetic performer to bedridden . After many months of no answers, she found a young ambitious intelligent doctor who listened to her symptoms, and diagnosed her with Lyme Disease. He immediately pushed for treatment and after months of searching she finally had answers. Now Meghan’s primary goal is to focus on rebuilding her strength and stamina with the intention of getting back in the dance room. Meghan always says, “to never give up, listen to your body and give your body the time it needs to heal. “ . Where to listen to podcast: 1. Spotify 2. iTunes 3. Soundcloud . Show Information: . Mission: On Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives (PPP), Dr. Jenna Kantor, performer and physical therapist, interviews individuals on life and health in the performing arts. In this monthly podcast, we aim to help performing artists gain a better understanding of how their body works, how to reduce risk of injury, what Physical Therapy for performing artists entails, how to maximize performance potential, and entertain. . Disclaimer: This podcast is for entertainment purposes and is not medical advice. . Website: http://ptperformancepersp.wixsite.com/home YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITo3xiKNBOq20jM7ExlRNw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ptperformanceperspectives/ Email: ptperformanceperspectives@gmail.com Host: Jenna Kantor Music: Bret Autrey vs. Ella Fitzgerald - Puttin on the Ritz (Irving Berlin & Taco) Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

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