Melinda Blomquist holds a M.F.A in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Dance Pedagogy from Brigham Young University.
Melinda has presented her choreographic work at numerous venues nationally and internationally including the South Central American College Dance Festival, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Towson University, Howard Community College, Northwest Vista College, the National Dance Association Pedagogy Conferences, and the Attakkalari Festival in Bangalore India. She is a former dancer with Trajectory Dance Project and was a soloist with the Kenai Peninsula Dancers, and has performed in her own work and in works by various choreographers including Alice Howes, Tamara Schrieber, Daniel Gwirtzman, Wally Cardona, Barbra Grubel, Jennifer Smith, Julie Petry and Kelli Brown.
At present, Melinda is a member of the Board of Directors of Deep Vision Dance Company. Melinda previously taught dance at the University of Texas Pan American where she was the Co-Artistic Director of the Dance Ensemble. Melinda served as the Dance Performance – Chair for SDAAHPERD in 2005-2006 and was a member of the Texas State Board for Educator Certification in Dance. Currently Melinda serves on the Executive Board for the Maryland Dance Educators Association.
Currently Melinda is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Community College of Baltimore County, and she also serves as the Artistic Director for the CCBC Dance Company. Melinda has also worked with the Theatre and Music departments as a choreographer for Musical Theatre productions in Arizona, Texas and Maryland including The Fantasticks, Fiddler on the Roof, Good News, and She Loves Me. Melinda is involved in community outreach, focusing on promoting the importance of dance as an art form in public education. She has provided workshops and master classes in Texas, Alaska, and Maryland to students at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels.