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Melba Huber Recognized for Operating Texas' Own World-Class Dance Studio: Melba's Inc.

In two years, Melba's Inc. will be celebrating its 60th year in business

She was also named for Life Achievement in the Art of Dance and Gymnastics, and presented with the Texas flag by the Texas State Senate.

    MCALLEN, TX, November 01, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Melba Huber has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For almost six decades, Ms. Huber has been the owner of Melba's Inc., a business with a school of dance with seven studios, as well as a retail dancewear store. She established the company in 1958 and since then, it has gained a reputation as a world-class dance studio. Prior to opening her own business, Ms. Huber taught dance and had her own school in Austin, TX and taught dance at Huston-Tillotson University for students and for the Black community when everything was segregated. "Everyone who wants to dance deserves a teacher, and it was my privilege to be the first to teach dance there," she said.

Ms. Huber earned an Associate of Arts in 1946 from Lamar Community College. She was also a student at the University of Texas. Always involved in the field of dance education, Ms. Huber has been a member of numerous professional panels; a columnist and tap ambassador for the International Tap Association; a panelist at the St. Louis Tap Festival, New York Tradition in Tap Festival and the New York Tap Festival; and a workshop coordinator in the dance department of Oklahoma City University. Moreover, she maintains memberships with The Texas Association Teachers of Dancing and the South Texas chapter of the Dance Masters of America, through which she was named Member of the Year in 1989.

For her work in the field of dance, Ms. Huber has received numerous accolades. She was the recipient of the Plaudit Award from the National Dance Association, the Flo-Bert Award, the Savion Glover Award, the Preservation of Our Heritage in American Dance Award, the Women of Distinction Award, the Texas Tap Legend Award and the 50 Years in Business Celebration Award, among many others. She was also named for Life Achievement in the Art of Dance and Gymnastics, and presented with the Texas flag by the Texas State Senate. Furthermore, Ms. Huber was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.

Aside from her roles as a dance studio owner and educator, Ms. Huber is also a writer. She has been a columnist for "Tap Talk" in New York Magazine Dance Pages/Dance and the Arts. The column was later renamed "Tappin' In," and has been featured in Dancer Magazine since 1998. She was also a producer for a Broadway musical, titled "Jelly's Last Jam." As the first woman honored by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Women of Distinction in Arts and Entertainment awards, Ms. Huber will surely leave a legacy behind in the dance profession.

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