Melli received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard
College and her B.A. from Columbia College. Melli teaches stage
movement at Butler. She directed several plays at Butler including
Shades of Sam, The Dreaming of the Bones, A Mouthful of Birds, and
One Wild and Precious Life. She also has directed original
site-specific performances including Memory House, In the Garden,
Unreal City, dirty_little_Heart, In the Penal Colony, iFred and
Salvaged Layers, and choreographed numerous productions for Butler
Melli was the choreographer for Indiana University Theatre's
production of Euripides' Bacchai, Indiana Repertory Theatre's
production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Jocasta, a film
produced by MiShinnah Productions in NYC. She most recently was
movement director for Poe and the Museum of Lost Arts, a
performance that took place in NYC's 3LD .
Melli is the Artistic Director of Susurrus, an Indianapolis
based experimental performance group, which received the NUVO
Cultural Vision award. She was selected as regional artist for the
Lewis and Clark ArtsCorps in 2003 and was awarded a Creative
Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis in
Melli also is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of
Indiana and VSA Arts of Indiana.
site-specific theatre with Firenza Guidi in Italy in July 2004.
She also was selected as regional artist for the Lewis and Clark
ArtsCorps, a cultural development initiative supported by the
National Endowment for the Arts in 2003.
Melli has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in
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