From Dance to Finance: Eleena Melamed’s Story

The Weekly Knockout

Ballerina, valedictorian, mother, private equity leader – over the course of her career, Eleena Melamed has held all of these titles.  Beginning her career as a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, today, she is a Director at one of the top private equity firms in the world, KKR.   Her path from ballet to private equity and motherhood was filled with obstacles, but by using her discipline, drive, resilience and love for the people around her, she has been able to stay the course.  Hear how dancing prepared her for her career in finance. 


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