Can't Catch You

Trio of dancers looking up

Choreography: Melinda Jean Myers

Music: Elizabeth Moen (

Costume Design: Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer

Lighting Design: Jim Albert

Dancers: Alyssa Albers, Nicole Humpal, Sarah Skilling

Thank you to Alyssa, Nicole, and Sarah for your commitment to this work and its invitation to toss, roll, teeter, abandon, stretch, yield, and feel.

Melinda Jean Myers photo

Melinda Jean Myers is a dance artist, choreographer, and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography at the University of Iowa. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa (2012) where she received a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research and Iowa Arts Fellowship. She earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (2005). She was honored to perform internationally with the Trisha Brown Dance Company for four years (2006-2010), and currently re-stages their repertory. She created three new works as a devising ensemble member of Lucky Plush Productions (Chicago, IL) and toured nationally with the company for five years (2012-2017). As a member of The Cambrians, her collaborative work Clover (2015) was named one of The Chicago Tribune's Top 10 Dances of 2015. She was chosen to produce her one woman cabaret greatBIGworld through High Concept Laboratories’ Sponsored Artist program at Mana Contemporary in 2014. The Chicago Tribune review mentioned, “Myers has proved herself a winning performer, boasting a brilliantly unstudied comic touch.” Her interdisciplinary dance works have been presented South Korea, Germany, NYC, and throughout the Midwest.