Melanie Lynette Dalton


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
General Classroom Building A 209
Ph.D.Dance / Texas Woman''s University
MADance / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.S.Elementary Education / North Carolina A&T State University


Melanie Dalton, PhD is a lecturer in Dance at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and Assistant Director of The E. Gwynn Dancers of NC A&T. Affiliated with the student company since 1993, Dalton has studied traditional dance forms in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South Africa, and Ghana. Dalton is a recent graduate of Texas Woman’s University. Her dissertation is titled African Dance in Diverse Higher Education Settings: Perspectives from the Practices of Five Experienced Instructors. Her research area is world dance in higher education with particular interest in dance of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Research Interests

African and African-Caribbean Dance and Culture Dance Pedagogy in Higher Education