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Melanie George

Hudson, NY   

Melanie George is a dance educator, choreographer, dramaturg, scholar, and certified movement analyst. She is the founder and director of Jazz Is… Dance Project, and Dramaturg and Audience Educator at Lumberyard. As an institutional and freelance dramaturg, she works closely with internationally recognized contemporary performing artists in the incubation of new works for the stage. For Lumberyard, she has contributed to projects by  Machine Dazzle, Raja Feather Kelly, Susan Marshall & Company, and Kathy Westwater, among others. As a freelance dramaturg and performance coach, she has worked with Urban Bush Women, David Neumann & Marcella Murray, Alice Sheppard/Kinetic Light, to name a few. Current projects include new works by Helen Simoneau Dance and Kimberly Bartosik/daela. Prior to joining Lumberyard, she was the Dance Program Director at American University in Washington DC.