Joseph V Melillo

Executive Producer
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Joe Melillo has been Executive Producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) since 1999. He previously served as BAM’s Producing Director and Founding Director of the Next Wave Festival, which debuted in 1983. Currently in his 30th year at BAM, Joe has fostered the work of emerging and established artists, and forged numerous international partnerships such as DanceMotion USA, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State produced by BAM to showcase American dance abroad. Awards include the Chevalier and Officier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and an OBE (Great Britain). He is also on the U.S. Nominating Committee for the Praemium Imperiale, a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association.