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Melli Hoppe Edit Profile

choreographer , educator

Melli Hoppe, American choreographer, educator. Creative Renewal fellowship, Arts Council Indianapolis, 2003.

Background

Hoppe, Melli Daughter of Norbert John Schaaf and Mary Elise Dudine.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia College, Chicago, 1985.

Career

Teaching artist Very Special Arts Arts Indiana, Indianapolis, since 1993, Young Audiences, Indianapolis, since 1996, director artist services, 2001—2003, program committee member, 2001—2006, advisory board member, 2002—2007. Dance instructor Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, 1998—1999. Dance teacher Shortridge Middle School, 1999—2001.

Adjunct professor Butler University, since 2002. Artistic director Susurrus, Indianapolis, since 1993. Lead theatre judge Prelude Awards, Indianapolis, since 2003.

Vice president Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, 2004—2006.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director: (play) One Wild and Precious Life, (dance) Towards an Unknown Region, Different Trains, Bi-Quad, (theatre) In the Penal Colony.

Connections

Married David Rutledge Hoppe, June 10, 1983. 1 child Graham Rutledge.

father:
Norbert John Schaaf

mother:
Mary Elise Dudine

spouse:
David Rutledge Hoppe

child:
Graham Rutledge Hoppe