Melanie Greene is a recent graduate with a Master of Fine Arts from UNC-Greensboro. She obtained her bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC Chapel Hill. Beginning her dance and writing career in high school, she has participated in a variety of performance endeavors and writing ventures. In addition to participating in the North Carolina School of the Arts summer intensive program, Modernextension Dance Company at UNC Chapel Hill, the Martha Graham reconstruction of Steps in the Street at UNCG in spring of 2010, and Amahl and the Night Visitors Opera at UNCG, Melanie has written many texts investigating the dynamics of academic dance cultures. As a teacher, performer, and choreographer, Melanie is excited to continue studies that facilitate the intersection of visual and performing arts, pedagogy, literature, and intellectual scholarship.