Melissa Briggs
Space Grant (2001/2002)

Melissa Briggs is a choreographer and dance educator with over 25 years of experience, in New York City, across New England, and in New Mexico. Melissa’s choreography has been presented at venues throughout the New York metropolitan area, in Mexico, and here, both in Albuquerque (UNM, N4th Theater) and Santa Fe (CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Railyard Performance Space, NDI New Mexico). She is fascinated by the intersection of space, design, and storytelling that occurs in site-specific performance work; her most recent projects were created for parking lots and churches. Melissa is currently on dance faculty at UNM, ArtWorks, NDI New Mexico, and teaches yoga at several studios in the Santa Fe area. She is a graduate of New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (MFA Dance) and Smith College (BA Sociology; Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude.)