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Fellowship Participants - Heena Patel

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Meet ISPA's 2017 Fellowship Program participant Heena Patel!

Heena Patel

United States

Director, MELA Arts Connect

Heena Patel, a South Asian programming consultant, producer, booking agent, artist manager, and advocate for diversity in the performing arts on and off stage, is the founder and CEO of MELA Arts Connect - a cultural resource and specialist in South Asian performing arts. A sanitation engineer turned tabla player and performing arts entrepreneur, she started off in the arts as a dancer and choreographer of Indian folk and Bollywood dance. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Heena now splits her time between North America and India. Through MELA, Heena seeks to foster partnerships to create meaningful cross-cultural experiences and help artists build sustainable careers.

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Heena joins the Fellowship Program thanks to an exchange between ISPA’s Fellowship Program and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI).