Melanie George

Educator, Choreographer, Scholar

MEDIA APPEARANCES / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS

2018

Post Show Discussion Moderator, Rioult Dance NY, Joyce Theater, New York, NY

Invited Panelist, Post-Show Discussion, No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Harlem, NY

2017    

National Dance Education Organization 18th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

  • Panelist, Summer Jazz Conferences Past and Future
  • Paper, Pas de bour-SLAY!: Making the Case for Neo-Jazz, A Historically Based Contemporary Jazz Technique

Invited Panelist, Lasky Symposium, Jerome Robbins Foundation, New York, NY

2016     

Pre-Show Lecture, Bloodlines, Stephen Petronio, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, Dan Hurlin, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Poor People’s TV Room, Okwui Okpokwasili, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Articles of Faith, Cynthia Hopkins, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Marksman, Kate Weare Company, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Guest Lecture, University of Maryland-College Park, Graduate Dance Program, College Park, MD. Topic: Launching Your Career in Academia

Pre-Show Lecture, Still Life, Morgan Thorson, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

National Dance Education Organization 17th Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA 

  • Panelist, Laying Groundwork: Planning a Dance Major Program
  • Panelist, Advocating for Accuracy: How Tap and Jazz Journalism is Missing The Mark
  • Workshop (w/ Karen Bradley):  Advocating for Yourself: How to Interview

Pre-Show Lecture, Rememberer, Steven Reker/Open House, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, On The Road, ZviDance, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Invited master teacher and panelist. National Dance Education Organization Special Topics Conference, Jazz Dance Roots and Branches in Practice, Newport, RI

Invited Panel Chair, Dance in Academia in the 21st Century: Training Beyond Ballet and Modern Dance. Dance/USA 2016 Annual Conference, Austin, TX

Pre-Show Lecture, Wilderness, Brian Brooks, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Bound, Steve Paxton, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Pam Tanowitz/Ballet ADI, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, You Are Here, Jane Comfort, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Why Patterns/Recess, Jonah Bokaer, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, The Resilience Project, Joe Goode Performance Group, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Bewilderment and Other Queen Lions, Samita Sinha, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

2015

Pre-Show Lecture, Custodians of Beauty, Palissimo, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, Short Form, Big Dance Theatre, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Hagoromo, Wendy Whelan/Jock Soto/David Neumann, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Panelist, Can We Develop Artists Within a Dance Minor Program? National Dance Education Organization 17th Annual Conference, Phoenix, IL.

Pre-Show Lecture, Walking With ‘Trane, Urban Bush Women, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Polly Pocket Expansion Pack, Jillian Peña, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Limited Visibility, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Remy Charlip’s Airmail Dances, Ballet ADI and Jodi Melnick, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Find Yourself Here, Joanna Kotze, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Urban Bush Women, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, I Understand Everything Better, David Neumann, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, The Blues Project, Dorrance Dance, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Chambre, Jack Ferver, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, Chromatic, Susan Marshall/Jason Treuting/Suzanne Bocanegra, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Ballet ADI with Loni Landon, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

2014   

Pre-Show Lecture This, Neil Greenberg, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

National Dance Education Organization 16th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

  • Panelist, It’s An Art: The Choreography of Collaboration in Musical Theatre
  • Panelist, Jazz Dance in Higher Education and The Professions: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Panelist, Many Authors, Multiple Perspectives: Collaborating on a Jazz History Textbook
  • Panelist, Student Session: Networking with Post Secondary Educators and Professional Teaching Artists.

Pre-Show Lecture/Post-Show Discussion Moderator, Reshimo, Vertigo Dance Company, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Oxbow, Ivy Baldwin Dance Company, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, Awáa, Aszure Barton & Artists, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pre-Show Lecture, Everything You See, Vicky Shick, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Fall for Arts, Dance with AU/DC, American University, Washington, DC

Discussion Moderator, The Choreography of Rachel Erdos, American University, Washington, DC

Pre-Show Lecture, Moment Marigold, Jodi Melnick, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Post-Show Discussion Moderator, Etched, Sandra Atkinson, VisArts, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, By the Inch, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, Bleed, Tere O’Connor, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture/Post-Show Discussion Moderator, From once between, John Jasperse, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

 Pre-Show Lecture, Hapless Bizarre, Doug Elkins, Choreography Etc. American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

2013    

Radio Interview, The Bev Smith Show, American Urban Radio Networks

Pre-Show Lecture, Moses(es), Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group. American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Mastery of the Moment: Exploring Improvisation in Jazz Dance and Music. Co-presented with Dr. Marc Medwin. Fall for Arts, American University, Washington, DC

Post Show Discussion Moderator, Part and Parcel, Dance Ethos/Word Dance Theatre, Washington, DC

2011    

Paper Presentation/Panelist, Research – Examples in Our Field. Paper Title: Choreography in Academia as Research. National Dance Education Organization 13th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN

2010

Paper Presentation/Panelist, Progress and Complacency: A Post-Racial Dance Education? Paper Title: Reconstruction: Reconciling the Role of the 21st Century Educator within a 20th Century Paradigm. National Dance Education Organization 12th Annual Conference, Phoenix Arizona

2009    

Panelist, Working Together in Qualitative Research: The Troubles and Possibilities of Collaboration. Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH

Panel Chair, Living the Dream – How to Have a Career in a Major Dance City. National Dance Education Organization 11th Annual Conference, New York, NY

Presenting as a Leader—the Psychology of Message and Media. Co-presentation with Karen Bradley and Karen Studd (Laban Institute of Movement Studies). Rawlings Program at the University of Maryland Academy of Leadership

2008    

National Dance Education Organization 10th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD

  •  Panel Chair, Running the Race: Navigating the Tenure Track in Dance in Higher Education
  • Panelist and Faculty Advisor:  Taking the Lead: Launch a Student Chapter – Kent State University Student Dance Education Organization

2007    

Moderator, Student Session: E-Folios: Your Best PR. National Dance Education Organization 9th Annual Conference, Mobile, AL

Better Git It Into Your Soul: Jazz Dance and the Pedagogy of Authenticity (Workshop). Crossing Boundaries Conference, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2006    

National Dance Education Organization 8th Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA

  • Point of Departure: Jazz Dance, Jazz Music and Improvisation (dance technique class)
  • Panelist, Student Session: Navigating the Culture of Higher Education  
  • Moderator, Student Session: Making Connections, Getting Support

 

Point of Departure: Jazz Dance, Jazz Music and Improvisation (Workshop). International Conference on the Arts in Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005    

Active Citizenry: Improvisation, Jazz Dance, and the Creative Process (workshop). National Dance Education Organization 7th Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY

Active Citizenry: Improvisation, Jazz Dance, and the Creative Process (lecture). Performing The World 3 Conference, Tarrytown, NY