Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Melli Hoppe

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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 Theatre.

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 2004.

 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 Vermont.

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