Melanie Greene received her MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013. She is a 2017 Bessie Award Recipient for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture. A dance artist, writer, and organizer, Melanie is no stranger to swirling on the edge of impossible, swimming in the sea of the minority. Performing throughout the U.S. and abroad, she has received support from MANCC, Marble House Project, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Movement Research, Mount Tremper, New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, Actors Fund, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dancing While Black Fellowship, Bogliasco Fellowship, and Brooklyn Arts Council. Melanie has contributed written works to Dance Magazine, Dance Enthusiast, and several other publications. Currently an organizing member of Dance Union, this southern belle Brooklynite holds a special place for buttery biscuits, country ham, and collard greens.