UI Dance Company performing in magnificent

Choreography: Melinda Jean Myers, in collaboration with the dancers

Music: Glow Worm Cha-Cha, Jackie Davis

Costume Designer: Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer

Lighting Designer: Jim Albert

Dancers: Hayden Jensen, Ellen Welch

Melinda Jean Myers photo
Melinda Jean Myers is a dance artist, choreographer, and assistant professor of contemporary dance and choreography at University of Iowa. She earned an MFA from University of Iowa (2012) where she received a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research and Iowa Arts Fellowship. She earned a 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, Illinois) 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 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, New York City, and throughout the Midwest.