Director of Dance
Amelia Pelton has been a choreographer and dance instructor for more than 20 years. She holds a BFA in dance from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was named Most Outstanding Dance Major, and a MFA in dance from the Florida State University, where she was a finalist for the Most Outstanding Dance Major Award. At USM Amelia was Lt. Captain of the Dixie Darlings, the precision dance team. At FSU she was awarded a full teaching assistantship in ballet and tap dance. She wrote and implemented the dance program at Wallace College in Dothan, Alabama, a program that was adopted by the state of Alabama for it's junior college system. In Dothan she served as assistant director of the Southeast Alabama Dance Company. Her choreography was performed by that company in the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association's annual concert. Amelia developed and implemented the dance minor program at Georgia College and has directed the university's Community Dance Program since it began in 1995.
Amelia was named to Outstanding Young Women of America. She has been active in community theatre in numerous locations for many years, having choreographed, danced, and starred in such musicals as: Oklahoma, Funny Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, South Pacific, Mame, Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Annie, The Music Man, Anything Goes, and numerous children's musicals.
Amelia is also the director of the liturgical dance group at First United Methodist. She has three children.