Melissa Krodman

Melissa Krodman

Melissa Krodman is a choreographer, creator, and performer of experimental theatre and dance.  Mel graduated from Boston University in 2001 with a degree in film and television production.  Prior to attending Pig Iron, she was a Washington DC-based producer, working in the non-profit media and international development sectors, including from 2007-2011 as a staff producer for the Discovery Channel Learning Alliance.  As a performing artist, Mel works frequently with Pig Iron Theatre Company: Period of Animate Existence (2017), Gentlemen Volunteers (2015/16), Swamp is On with Dr. Dog (2015); No Face Performance Group: The Top (2016); and Team Sunshine Performance Corporation: The Sincerity Project (ongoing 2014-2038).  Other collaborations include MJ Kaufman: Destiny Estimate (2017); Nat&Veronica: Clouds/Cows (2015); Richard Schechner/East Coast Artists: Imagining O (2014).  She is a co-producer/performer/creator of Those with Two Clocks with fellow Pig Iron classmates Jess Conda and Jenn Kidwell.  Since 2010, Mel has worked in partnership with New Orleans-based choreographer Kelly Bond.  Together they’ve made Elephant (2010), Colony (2012) and JEAN & TERRY: Your Guides Through Dark, Light, and Nebulous (premier: Fringe Arts, November 2016).  They were 2014-2015 Artists in Residence at thefidget space in Philadelphia, The Lucky Penny’s Work Room in Atlanta (2015) and Theatre Emory’s Breaking Ground Series (2014).  Kelly and Mel have led practice-based workshops and lectures at Temple University, Theatre Emory, UNC Greensboro, Kulturama School for the Performing Arts in Stockholm, and The Congress for Research in Dance.  She is a 2016 TCG Global Connections grant recipient for her upcoming work with Slovenian director Nina Lampic. www.krodman.com