Attention! Due to COVID 19, Camps and classes at MZS are suspended until further notice. Although we miss our students greatly, we can not meet safely. Please email and she will keep you posted when we can have our fabulous classes. Thank you- be safe- Merrideth

MZ Stageworks Blog

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association – Ticket Sales from Trial Of The Big Bad Wolf Spring 2008

Supporting a company that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those suffering with paralysis and other spinal cord related diseases.


In 1998 my best friend, a dancer, well recognized in the NY theatre scene was mugged and shot leaving the theatre after a performance of a touring show. He survived, but the injury left him paralyzed from the chest down. His life was forever changed. He moved to Atlanta to be near his sister and I moved here to be near him. I have learned so much about the challenges the handicapped face everyday by seeing the courage it takes to go on after such a catastrophic incident. Because of him, I have learned it is a blessing to be alive and to laugh. I started MZStageworks to share our love of music and dance with others. On this 10 year anniversary, it is time to celebrate- not the tragedy of what was lost- but the beauty of a life that, through it all, has helped so many others. Our donation this semester is to the National Association for Spinal Cord Injury, a group dedicated to improving the lives of those who have spinal cord damage through disease or injury. Learn more about this charity at