Please welcome our Guest Teacher, Maggie Pelton!

Posted On 13 June 2017 | Posted By Kathryn Contessa
Maggie Pelson

We would like to introduce our guest teacher Maggie Pelton!

Maggie will be teaching the Young Choreographer Camp as well as the Dance Workshop Series June 26-June 30.

Maggie grew up in the New Jersey Ballet Company. Her studies expanded to other disciplines while attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Martha Graham and Jose Limon schools in New York City. After receiving her BFA in dance from the Juilliard School and a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, she was asked to join Ailey II which performed all across the United States and the Caribbean. Ms. Pelton had the great honor of being the last female chosen by Alvin Ailey himself to join his first company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre which tours internationally. While living in southern California and now Nashville, Maggie has danced in television commercials and music videos and has gone on to teach, choreograph, and act as a consultant for dance and fitness in various projects. Currently she is an adjunct professor at Belmont and Lipscomb Universities as well as a faculty member of Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance and the YMCA of Middle TN.   She continues to serve as a guest artist teaching master classes and dance workshops nationwide.  Maggie is certified in many group fitness disciplines but her passion lies with Zumba.  She is kept very busy at home with her children Jonah 15, Levi 14 and Mikyah 11.