ArtsNow Dance Consultant

Melissa Dittmar Joy, ArtsNow Dance Consultant, is a Dance Education Consultant and works with Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, ArtsNow and other arts organizations in Georgia. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member with Breanau University’s dance department, working with future dance educators. Melissa received her BS in Dance Education and minor in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

As a dance educator, she has taught in the public schools of North Carolina and Georgia, Atlanta Ballet, Brenau University and co-authored the Gwinnett County Public Schools dance curriculum. Melissa presents at numerous conferences and professional development workshops where she shares her love for dance and its place in every classroom. Melissa received the 2003 GAHPERD K-12 Dance Educator of the Year Award and the 2003 Ethel Martus Lawther Award for Professional Achievement from UNCG Dance Department. As a choreographer, Melissa’s passion is to work with young emerging artists and she works with many local high schools and colleges. In 1999-2001, she had the honor to choreograph the “Opening Number” for the Georgia State Thespian Conference. Melissa has also had choreographic works selected to be performed at the National HS Dance Festival.



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