Melanie George

Educator, Choreographer, Scholar

PEDAGOGY

My primary objective is to cultivate articulate movers, thinkers, writers and speakers with an informed perspective based on exposure, investment, and inquiry. My role is as the conduit to learning, not the container of knowledge. I value agency and autonomy within the learning community, where student and teacher are open to change, while supporting the individual and the group.


American University Profile of Professor Melanie George (2011)

An educator with 20+ years of experience, Melanie is regularly sought for master classes in technique and theory. She is the former director of the American University dance program, and has been on the faculty at Kent State University, Levine School of Music, Montgomery College, Georgetown University, Wilson College, Maryland Youth Ballet, and The Washington School of Ballet.

Melanie is available for classes and lectures in:

Melanie instructs visting students at The Washington School of Ballet. Photo by Gracie Corapi.

Melanie instructs visting students at The Washington School of Ballet. Photo by Gracie Corapi.

  • Composition

  • Dance Appreciation & History

  • Dance Dramaturgy

  • Jazz Dance Technique

  • Jazz Dance Improvisation 

  • Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

  • Modern Dance (Laban/Bartenieff based)

  • Musical Theatre Dance Styles

  • Special Topic Lectures:

    • Black Dance

    • American Social Dance in 20th Century

    • Jazz Dance and Pop Culture

 

For class descriptions, sample syllabi, or to schedule a master class contact info@melaniegeorge.org