Swedish born Traditional Dancer, Choreographer and Researcher Mats Melin has worked professionally with dance in Scotland since 1995 and in Ireland since 2005. He has been engaged in freelance work nationally and internationally as well as having been Traditional Dancer in Residence for four Scottish Local Authorities. Mats co-started the dynamic Scottish performance group ‘Dannsa’ in 1999.
Mats is a Lecturer in Dance on the BA Irish Music and Dance and is currently (2013/14) action course director for the Ma Ethnochoreology. Mats hold an MA in Ethnochoreology (2005) and his PhD (2012) explored percussive routes and transmission processes in Cape Breton step dancing.