Melinda Ring (born 1960 in Los Angeles) works and lives in New York. In her work, she explores a very liberal definition of choreography creating dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. In 2001 she received a MFA from Bennington College, and in 2004 founded her company, Special Projects. Her last several works have been commissioned and presented by The Kitchen, Headlands Center for the Arts, Danspace Project, The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Whitney Biennial, Mount Tremper Arts, The Box and Santa Monica Museum of Art. In 2012/2013 Ring was an artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Gibney Dance Center (DiP), and LMCC (Swing Space). She was the artist-curator for Danspace Project’s Spring 2011 Platform, Susan Rethorst: Retro(intro)spective, and their Fall 2012 Judson Now Platform program Dance by Default. In Spring 2014 she was a critic in sculpture at Yale School of Art.