Melissa Sallee Maiden Name: Wilke

Melissa Sallee
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  • Member Since
    March 2nd, 2012
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    United States of America
  • Gender
    Female
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Integrated movement, performing arts, site-specific dance, arts, disability rights, universal access, public speaking, advocacy.

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Artistic Director~Choreographer Ms. Sallée is Artistic Director for a mixed abilities pre-professional dance company, Élan. She was recognized as one of the country's top emerging arts leaders in 2004, and has been involved in state and federal advocacy, addressing the Congressional Arts Caucus bi-annually. She began her career dancing professionally leading to specialized choreography for independent film, period pieces and adaptive movement which earned her “Most Innovative Choreographer of the Year” in 1999. For eighteen years, she has taught classical ballet, modern and jazz and adaptive movement to the special needs population for eleven. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Education and has received several local and state recognitions all reflecting her sincere belief that every human perspective is to be upheld. Ms. Sallée also serves as an Executive Board Member for the national, Self-Employment in the Arts Conference, is a professional presenter on arts & access, and is a proud member of Dance Detour, a Chicago-based, integrated dance company.

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