Alexis Sallee grew up in Anchorage, Alaska of Iñupiaq descent. Her love of sound for film and music started at an early age and found its focus in radio. She worked as a sound editor of local and national programming for the Anchorage based Koahnic Broadcast Corporation after graduating high school. In 2010, Alexis moved to Florida to attend Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts. Taking her skills to L.A., she continued working with Koahnic, now as a host and producer. She pioneered special productions such as “Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance,” which garnered a 2017 First Place Native American Media Award. Alexis currently resides in Ventura, CA where she hosts INDIGEFI and is going into her seventh year working in the audio post production industry. Some of her film and television credits include Oculus, Poltergeist, Before I Wake, Birth of the Dragon, Wish Upon, Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and NBC’s Allegiance. She also served as Sound Supervisor for the Showtime documentary Play It Forward.
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Alexis Sallee is Iñupiaq and Mexican and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. Her love of filmmaking and sound found its start in radio. After attending Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts, she took her skills to L.A. There she worked in audio post-production on various film and television projects including Oculus, Poltergeist, Birth of the Dragon, NBC’s Allegiance, and Showtime documentary Play It Forward. She served as Co-Director and Producer of the 2018 documentary “Definition of Resilience”, which highlights the dynamic stories of Indigenous hip-hop MCs. In 2019, she wrote and directed her debut short film "Who We Are" a personal project dedicated to her Iñupiaq ancestors. Alexis continues to work on cultural visual projects that honors Indigenous stories and people. She has been host and producer of INDIGEFI, formerly Earthsongs, since 2013.