Greetings Ellington Family,
It is with sincere sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and colleague Mr. Melvin Deal, a legend in the Dance Department and a pillar of the Ellington Community for over 45 years. Please be aware and support our Dance Department and Community as we grieve the passing of this incredible warrior for black art for young people. A grief counseling team will be on site to support students and faculty. If you would like to make a donation in Mr. Deal’s memory, you may do so here.