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Board of Directors

The Mitchell Center forms an alliance among five units of the University of Houston: the School of Art, Moores School of Music, School of Theatre & Dance, Creative Writing Program and Blaffer Art Museum. The directors of each unit serve as the Mitchell Center's Board of Directors. The leadership team in the Mitchell Center is comprised of the Managing Director and the Artistic Director who oversee the Center's programming and administration.  

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Managing Director

Melissa Noble

Melissa Noble has been on the faculty of the School of Theatre & Dance in the McGovern College of the Arts since 2013, where she has taught movement techniques to actors and dancers and served as Head of Recruitment for the Dance Program. She has had a national professional career as a movement consultant and choreographer, spanning 25 years in theatre, dance, and opera. She has held positions at the University of Washington, Juniata College, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Her work has been seen with the Pacific Performance Project, Stages Repertory Theatre, Robert Davidson Dance Company, Aero/Betty Aerial Dance Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Meany Hall of the Performing Arts in Seattle, On the Boards in Seattle, and the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center in New York. Noble has an interdisciplinary education, with a B.A. in Art and Art History from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms from the School of Art at the University of Houston. >

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