Performances, Profiles

Meet The Family: Guest Choreographer Melanie George Interviewed by Kimberley Cooper

By Adriana Cueva
< 1 min read | April 25, 2022


Melanie George is the founding director of Jazz Is… Dance Project, and Associate Curator and Director of Artist Initiatives at Jacob’s Pillow. As a dramaturg, she has contributed to projects by Raja Feather Kelly, LaTasha Barnes, Susan Marshall & Company, and Urban Bush Women, among others. Melanie is featured in the documentary UpRooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance and founded the global advocacy website Her choreography is regularly commissioned by colleges throughout the U.S.A. Melanie is the former Dance Program Director at American University, and has guest lectured at Harvard University, the Yale School of Drama, and The Juilliard School.

Click play below to hear Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper interview Melanie about her creative process for Family of Jazz.