Melli Hoppe Bio
B.A., Dance, 1985, Columbia College , Chicago, IL.
Dance/Theater Teaching Experience
2013 Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Adjunct Faculty in Department of Theatre. Movement Instructor for Theatre Foundations Course.
University, Indianapolis , IN. Adjunct faculty in Department of
Theater. Instructor of Site Specific Theater and Stage Movement.
Middle School Performing Arts Magnet, Indianapolis , IN. Dance
teacher. Director of Footworks Modern Dance Company. Responsible for
writing curriculum, teaching ballet, modern and jazz dance,
choreographing and directing dance performances.
1998-1999 Broad Ripple
High School Center for the Performing and Visual Arts,
Indianapolis , IN. Modern Dance Instructor and Choreographer.
University, Indianapolis , IN. Adjunct Faculty in the Department
of Dance. Instructor of Body Placement, Modern Dance, Dance for
Athletes and Dance Improvisation.
Audiences of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN. Teaching Artist in Dance.
1995-99 Susurrus Space,
Indianapolis, IN. Modern Dance Instructor.
1994-99 Academy of
Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Indianapolis, IN. Modern Dance
1993-96 Indiana Arts
Commission, Indianapolis, IN. Dance Educator in the Artist in
Education and Visiting Artist Program.
1993-2010 VSA Arts
Indiana, Indianapolis, IN. Teaching Artist in Dance
University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Physical Education. Modern Dance
Instructor and Choreographer for the IUPUI Moving Company.
1988-95, 2007-08... Jewish
Community Center, Indianapolis , IN. Preschool Dance Instructor.
Dancenter, South Bend, IN. Modern Dance Instructor.
2001-03 Young Audiences of Indiana , Indianapolis, IN. Director of Artist Services. Responsible for recruiting artists, evaluating artists and providing training to artists performing and presenting workshops in schools.
1993-2013 Susurrus, Indianapolis, IN.
Founder and Artistic Director of not-for-profit performance group.
Responsible for writing grants, producing, directing and choreographing
performances. Founder and director of school that offered community
classes in modern dance, dance improvisation, ballet, conditioning and
ethnic dance forms. Founder of performance space.
2017 Selected to participate in Columbia Universityís Teacherís College Teaching Artists Certificate Program.
2015 Received a Partnering Arts and Education grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for Dance Writing and the Indiana Dunes, a multi-year Arts for Learning residency at Pine Elementary School in Michigan City, IN.
2004 Performed with The European Live Arts Network in Bianco under the direction of Firenza Guidi in Fuccechio, Italy.
2003 Selected as regional artist for the Lewis and Clark ArtsCorps, a cultural development initiative supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Falls of the Ohio Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee.
2003 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship.
2002 NUVO Cultural Vision Award for Susurrus and Theater of Inclusion collaborations.
1992 Where My Family Stops, national video competition, for dance video, This Peace is War .
1992 Citation Merit Award, Indiana Film Society, for dance video, This Peace is War.
1991 Selected as associate to Kei Takei and performed
with Kei Takei's Moving Earth in 16
Hours of Light at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna