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Maggie Pelton

Maggie Pelton 

Theater

Adjunct Faculty



Biography

Maggie Pelton 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 U.S. and the Caribbean. 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 that tours internationally.

While living in southern California and now Nashville, Pelton 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 Lipscomb University and Belmont University as well as a faculty member of Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. She continues to serve as a guest artist teaching master classes and dance workshops nationwide. Pelton is certified in many group fitness disciplines but her passion lies with Zumba. She is kept very busy at home with her children Jonah, 16, Levi, 14. and Mikyah, 11.