Melanie Stewart

Melanie Stewart is the Artistic Director of Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre. Ms. Stewart has produced over 50 original works of dance and movement theatre for the concert stage in dance/film/video and in education, both nationally and abroad. As a critically acclaimed choreographer and director, her awards include numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dance Advance/Pew Charitable Trusts, and the PA Council on the Arts. She is a Leigh Gerdine Distinguished Alumna Award winner from Webster University and a recent nominee for a USA Artist’s Fellowship. She holds a BA in dance from Webster College and an MFA in choreography/performance from Temple University. Throughout her career she has actively linked her professional work as a performer, choreographer, director, and producer to her academic career as a professor, and now associate dean of performing arts at Rowan University.  

 

(As of December 2015)