Dance Machine ANDC was honored once again to receive An Industry Excellence Award. Melissa Pihos was Awarded the Industry Excellence Award for Judge/Convention Instructor at the Association of Dance Competitions & Conventions 2018 Gala & Industry Excellence Awards Held at the Crown Plaza Astor Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28th, 2018.
Melissa has Judged for Dance Machine ANDC for five years and taught at our Gear-Up Dance Convention for Three Years. Melissa Pihos has a true passion for the Dance Industry. As a Judge, she shares her knowledge in a positive, encouraging way while giving constructive critiques that are helpful and applicable. As a Convention Instructor, she ignites passion and an appreciation of the art form in dancers. She has helped Dance Machine ANDC and Boogie Fever USA to find other wonderful judges and convention instructors. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Valdosta State University and an award winning filmmaker. Melissa is currently touring her work, PHIOS A Moving Biography, the story of her father Pete Pihos who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and is in the NFL Hall of Fame, at Alzheimer’s awareness events. Melissa holds a BFA in Choreography/Dance from UNC-Greensboro, and her previous dance faculty appointments include UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte, High Point University, and Salem College.
A huge congratulations to Dance Machine ANDC’s very own Melissa Pihos, we are so very proud of you and excited to have you as a member of our Dance Machine ANDC Team.