Melanie Mackerel, Dancer Instructor
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Melanie Mackerel is a modern dancer, choreographer, educator, multimedia designer, and enthusiastic researcher. Graduating with her bachelor's degree in Dance and Choreography with an emphasis in technology, Mackerel incorporated original video and music into her nationally presented choreographic work. She has professionally danced and choreographed for the Phoenix-based dance company Desert Dance Theater and hopes to bring those talents in to the San Francisco dance community. Interested in dance education and pedagogy, she studied under Dr. Mila Parrish, helping her develop and design digital dance education resources known as the Interactive Gateway DVD resource and An Innovation for Dance Documentation Part II DVD resource. Mackerel volunteers her time with Dance and the Child International (daCi) by designing and maintaining its website www.daciusa.com. In addition to her work at the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, Mackerel also teaches for San Francisco Arts Education Project.