Melissa Hudson Bell (she/her) is a founder of Who Knows Best Productions, based in Oakland, CA, and the Executive Vice President of WKB Industries. She is a choreographer, teacher, performer and scholar. Hudson Bell earned her MFA in Experimental Choreography and her PhD in Critical Dance Studies from UC Riverside. She has taught at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University, where she was an artist-in-residence. She has written for various publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and In Dance.