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Associate Programmer and Producer

  • Growing up in a musical family, Jose always knew he was destined for a career in the arts. He began playing the piano from a very young age, but as he grew up discovered he also had a passion for business. He holds an associate’s degree in Business Administration, a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Arts Administration at Baruch College. Jose hopes to one day apply all of his skills to advance visibility for Central American artists internationally. He is excited to learn from industry leaders at THE OFFICE and contribute his own ideas to the team. During his free time, Jose enjoys running, playing guitar and piano, reading, and watching movies.

    Professional highlight:Creating a marketing case study for Linda Briceño, the only woman in history to be awarded a GRAMMY for Producer of the Year, and having her as a guest to the class the day the case was being presented.

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Artists At Work Administrative Fellow
(Los Angeles County)

  • Having worked in museums and art galleries for the past six years, Diego Álvarez has noticed the disconnect between visitors and the art hanging on the walls. When most visitors enter art spaces, they feel out of place, as if they do not belong there. The imposing architecture along with the art, can make visitors feel isolated. This is what motivates him to work on projects that give a platform to and elevate artistic voices that have been relegated to the periphery. Strongly influenced by growing up in the city of Lynwood, California to immigrant parents from Guatemala, Álvarez’s practice is a reflection of the environment where he was raised. The issues his community faces — like immigration, socio-economic inequity, police brutality among others — are further motivation to raise the voices that are silenced and ignored.

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Artists At Work Administrative Fellow
(Mississippi Delta)

  • Hailing originally from small town Richmond, Indiana, Kelci Baker found comfort and inspiration in literature and art. An undergraduate of Ball State University, she now is pursuing a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences with a focus on museum studies. Passionate about African American storytelling, she has worked in her home region to share the African American journey through interviews, interactive media and podcasts. Working collaboratively with local organizations, her work has made an impact in making sure the underprivileged get their voices heard. A recent transplant to the Mississippi Delta region, she now lives in New Orleans, Louisiana where culture and self expression can be found around every corner. Her focus on community, artistic expression, and inequity issues are the driving forces behind what she does.

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Producer and Programmer, Film

  • Before joining THE OFFICE team in April 2016, Noah studied English Literature and Religion at Williams College, with an emphasis on critical theory and film. Since graduating, Noah has worked in film production, international film distribution strategy, and as an associate with Catapult Film Fund, for whom he still serves as a program advisor. He has served on programming committees for Rooftop Films, Hamptons International Film Festival, and DOC NYC, and served as an application evaluator for Fork Films. At THE OFFICE, Noah produced the feature documentary MUSEUM TOWN, programs High Mud Comedy Festival at MASS MoCA, produced the US Tour of Carrie Mae Weems’ Past Tense, and consults across programming in film, theater, and dance. He mostly watches movies, but enjoys reading a good memoir in his down time.

    Professional highlight:Helping Meryl Streep with pronunciations for her voice work on MUSEUM TOWN.

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  • Carol Blanco met The OFFICE team Company Managing Wayne McGregor/Olafur Eliasson’s production of Tree of Codes at the Park Avenue Armory. She was delighted to join in adventures on the road thereafter with projects such as William Kentridge’s Refuse the Hour and The Head & The Load, Carrie Mae Weems’ Grace Notes, The Reach Opening Festival at the Kennedy Center, Theater of War’s Antigone in Ferguson, The Onassis Festival, Bangsokol, Carrie Mae Weems/Robert Wilsons Crossroads Festival, The Mile Long Opera, in venues such as The Tate Modern, The Holland Festival, MASS MoCA, Watermill, BAM and the like. Prior to coming onboard full-time with The OFFICE, Carol worked as Company Manager at The Park Avenue Armory on such productions as Robert Wilson’s Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, Kenneth Branaugh’s Macbeth, Heiner Goebbel’s De Materie, Peter Sellers/Regg Roc’s FLEXN, and Richard Jones The Hairy Ape, to name a few. Further back, she loved being Associate Producer for The Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival in Big Sur, California, and working with Quaternaire of Paris, France. Her life before the glamor of Arts Management was spent as a performer, primarily in dance. She is proud to have taught and choreographed for many years in ABT’s Education Dept as well as NYC Ballet’s Education Dept. Her choreography was presented at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Rose Theater, La MaMa, INTAR Off-Bway, and other venues. Teaching, designing curriculum, and proving relatively organized led to jobs casting and coordinating local dancers and actors for many visiting companies (The Bolshoi, The Kirov, The Royal Ballet, The Young Vic, Les Artes Florissants, Abby Theatre, Meow Meow Holiday Cabaret, Paris Opera Ballet, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Josie Rourke’s The Machine, White Lights Festival, Royal Ballet, Netherlands Opera, Thomas Ostermeier’s Miss Julie, David Henry Hwangs Silver River, Shirin Neshat’s Logic of the Birds, Royal Court Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Universal Ballet, etc) at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House Special Events, BAM, City Center, and so on. At the beginning of Carol’s adult origin story, she received her B.A. in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley and her M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from CUNY/Brooklyn College. She is a Berkeley native and plays Classical Guitar.

    Professional highlight: Carol hopes her professional highlight with The OFFICE is yet to come!

Company Manager

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(Video) Audition at Berklee / CODA (2021) + Official Trailer

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  • Brendon Boyd is the owner and Principal of BoydDesign Inc, a design, production and consultancy company founded in 2009. BoydDesign specializes in production design and lighting for concerts, theater, festivals, trade shows, special and corporate events as well as lighting for architecture and other themed environments. Brendon and the BD team have been working with THE OFFICE for over a decade and most recently have collaborated on events and shows such as BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (where he is the Director of Production), The Reach Opening Festival at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), The Mile-Long Opera (The Highline, NYC), William Kentridge’s The Head & the Load (Tate Modern, London; Ruhr Festival, Germany; NYC), the For Freedoms Congress (LosAngeles, CA), and Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia (Melbourne, Australia; NYC; Boston; Paris; Phnom Penh, Cambodia). BoydDesign provides support for events such as these in the form of production management, technical direction, lighting design and programming, stage management, staffing, and stage building. In his spare time Brendon enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping in our National Parks and traveling around the world.

    Professional highlight: Performing Bangsokol for the King of Cambodia!

Director of Production

  • Relle was born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai'i but came to New York in 2019 to attend college. This is her first time living off the island! She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Arts and Entertainment at Pace University. Relle has loved performing arts ever since she was a kid and could not imagine a career not involving the arts. Relle is thrilled to join THE OFFICE as a Programming Intern. She is excited to learn from her colleagues at THE OFFICE and be part of an organization that is committed to creating beautiful art. In her free time, Relle likes to read dystopian young adult books, binge tv shows, and daydream about the beaches back home.

    Professional Highlight: Cristian Borle attending a show she directed and another show she performed in.

Producing Intern

  • Raised in the richly diverse culture of San Antonio, Texas, Hashim has always had a strong connection with the creative world. Greatly influenced by his mother’s fashion design business, which annually raised funds for local non-profits, his passion for helping others through the arts motivated him to move to New York City in pursuit of studying film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. At THE OFFICE, Hashim hopes to use his artistic passion to learn the intricacies of producing and filmmaking while learning from the wonderful colleagues and mentors around him. In his free time, he loves cooking to music, discussing movies, and exploring new restaurants.

    Professional Highlight: Casually chatting with Phyllida Lloyd about the lack of diversity in Hollywood during the BAM Rolex event.

  • Joining Rachel in 1998, Laurie has been integral to the growth of THE OFFICE from the beginning. She is an original thinker with broad experience as a hands-on producer, a senior strategist, and a programmer across a range of genres including family programming, where she has helped to conceive numerous innovative series—among them Just Kidding!, Film Factory, and Bring You Own Kid. Since moving to the UK in 2009, she has taken the lead on international productions like William Kentridge’s The Head & The Load (Tate Modern, London; Ruhrtriennale, Duisburg) and Philip Miller's REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape, &Testimony(Southbank Centre, London; Baxter Theater, Cape Town), spearheaded ongoing consultancies such as the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, and developed international strategies for the company. She has also been a programming consultant for Sound & Music, a UK organization that promotes challenging contemporary music and sound art. Laurie holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking with a minor in Graphic Design; in a previous life she was a food stylist and private chef. She currently splits her time between Brighton and Southern France.

    Professional highlight:Watching Olli break his toe on a tent pole in the Hamptons while cooking jerk chicken for Kool & the Gang in a monsoon.

Managing Director, Strategy

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  • Olli began working for THE OFFICE in 2001.Since then he has booked countless shows, helped to shape scores of festival lineups and performing arts seasons at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, MASS MoCA, FreshGrass, and elsewhere, and been lead producer on events at major venues and festivals around the world including the Sydney Opera House, the Brighton Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Dublin International Theatre Festival. Olli is the Director of of Programming for the FreshGrass Foundation and the lead programmer and a co-producer of the FreshGrass Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival at MASS MoCA. Along with his programming and producing work, Olli maintains the voice of THE OFFICE, putting our curatorial work into context by creating marketing and promotional copy for our partner institutions and individual productions and overseeing all other written material. Prior to finding his calling at THE OFFICE, Olli was the editorial director of one too many startup Internet companies, a screenplay reader, a reluctant book publicist, a freelance production assistant, and a below average busker. He has a BA from Dartmouth College in English and American Literature.

    Professional highlight: 2 AM meal at a diner in LA with Lou Reed and his Tai Chi instructor Master Ren after a show at Royce Hall, where they advised me together on the proper way to eat a hamburger (no bun, no cheese, no condiments, with your hands).

Managing Director, Programming

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  • Rachel Chanoff has been working in performing arts and film for 35 years and is the founder and director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, her New York City-based programming, consulting, and production company. She is the Curator of Performing Arts and Film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Director of Programming of the CenterSeries at the '62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College, Consultant to the Feature Film and Theater Programs for the Sundance Institute and to the RAWI screenwriters lab in Jordan, Curator of The New York Jewish Film Festival and The Margaret Mead Film Festival, Senior Artistic Advisor to the FreshGrass Foundation, and the Artistic Director of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, New York’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festival. Rachel is proud to serve on the board of the 52nd Street Project and Working Films. She is also a long time participant in the Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program, which introduces underserved high school students to the theater.

    Professional highlight:Standing shoulder to shoulder with Prince in the wings at Celebrate Brooklyn! before his surprise performance.

Founding Director

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  • Gabrielle hails from Oakland, California, where a love for music was instilled in her starting with Afro-Cuban percussion classes in the first grade. After landing in New York for college, she wrote for a few music blogs before diving into producing; she has since stage-managed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, worked closely with festival producers at globalFEST and BRIC, and programmed with Make Music New York. She has also booked for a handful of bands, and contributed to independent projects locally and abroad, both as a performer and producer, including The Hum. Gabrielle joined THE OFFICE in November 2017 to engage singers from across New York for The Mile-Long Opera, feeding her love of public programming. She graduated from Barnard College, and often daydreams about returning to grad school for Ethnomusicology. She spends her free time in Brooklyn cooking, biking, and working on her radio show.

    Professional highlight: Booking friends & funk musicians Shareef Keyes & The Groove to open for the legendary Roy Ayers at the inaugural BRIC House Sessions show.

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  • While studying English and American Musical Culture at Georgetown, Catherine followed her love of music and multimedia storytelling through Washington D.C., working everywhere from college radio studios and record stores to NPR Music and The Kennedy Center. After graduation, Catherine spent four years with the Performing Arts team at MASS MoCA where she offered administrative and front of house support to events from major music festivals to site-specific works in the museum’s galleries and spearheaded local artist outreach. Since landing in New York and joining THE OFFICE in 2017, Catherine has been lucky to cross the city and globe working on projects like William Kentridge's The Head & The Load and Sibyl and Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, among others, and to learn from and work with incredible community-minded artists and organizations across the country as Program Manager for Artists At Work. In her off hours, she can usually be found at her loom, weaving away to a good record.

    Professional highlight: Slowly but successfully driving Laurie Anderson through a Berkshire blizzard to visit her future studio space in MASS MoCA’s Building 6.

Producer | Program Manager, Artists at Work

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Associate Producer | Program Coordinator, Artists at Work

  • Scout studied Social Policy and Sociology at Tulane University with an emphasis on dismantling the social and public policies that perpetuate ableism in the United States. Scout has worked in the Public Policy field at various New York-based organizations including The Law Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, The Fair Housing Justice Center, and The Innocence Project. She is particularly drawn to the intersection of social justice and the arts. This passion guided her work at both Fotografiska New York City and ArtXNYC. Scout joined THE OFFICE in 2020 and is thrilled to be on a team committed to art and artists facilitating social impact. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, spending time with her (hairless) dog, Daisy, and traveling.

    Professional highlight: Helping to roll out the ongoing national expansion of Artists At Work!

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  • Born and raised in New York City, Brooklyn-Native Kyla is no stranger to the arts. Growing up, Kyla adopted the art form of dance, finding an energizing expression of self through Modern dance. By high school, she tapped into her love for architecture where she honed into her skills for design and, surprisingly enough, science and math. Kyla graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Finance and is rapidly approaching the completion of her Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst Certification. Before getting involved with THE OFFICE, Kyla was a part of The Armory for 6 years, both interning and working part-time, where she was able to get behind the scenes insight to numerous performing art projects and installations. An opportunity to offer support for the productionAntigone in Fergusonintroduced Kyla to THE OFFICE and the rest is history. Since joining THE OFFICE in 2019, Kyla has worked diligently in offering internal database support while also effectively process and analyze financial information. On her off time, Kyla enjoys being a tourist in her city, reading books, and staying active.

    Professional highlight:Chatting in between scenes with Diamond Jones and Obi Abili during the run ofAntigone in Ferguson.

Finance and Operations Coordinator

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  • Soleil, a native of Miami, Florida, is a Senior at Louisiana State University where they study Management and Arts Administration. They discovered their love for the arts in middle school after attending their first theatre class and falling in love with the craft. They have worked as a Resident Assistant and were a member of a business fraternity where they spent a semester as their Director of Recruitment. They are extremely excited to join THE OFFICE and are ready to learn more about producing. In their free time they enjoy baking, watching anime, reading manga, and playing Animal Crossing

Creative Administrator

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  • A strategic and collaborative arts leader, Nadine brings over 15 years of experience realizing complex programs and initiatives across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before rejoining THE OFFICE as Managing Director of Artists At Work in July 2021, Nadine served as Executive Director of Rooftop Films, where she successfully led the nonprofit through the pandemic and helped them re-imagine their programming and operations to continue to bring impactful cultural events to NYC. Nadine was also part of the inaugural senior leadership team at The Shed, where she played an integral role in building organizational infrastructure and resources necessary for the successful launch of the new cultural institution. A seasoned producer, she has specialized in commissioning and developing new work by luminary artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Björk, Quincy Jones, Steve McQueen, William Kentridge, Claudia Rankine, William Forsythe, and many others. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership from UMass Dartmouth.

    Professional Highlight: It’s a tie – dancing at rehearsal with Quincy Jones and hopping on stage to sing as part of Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad.

Managing Director, Artists At Work

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  • Chloe joined THE OFFICE in June of 2018, and we have little memory of life before her arrival. As General Manager, she coordinates all agreements with our various partner institutions, as well as with the vendors, individuals, venues, and other contracting parties associated with our many productions, and administers all incoming and outgoing financial transactions. She does this with both extraordinary attention to detail and a surprising level of good humor. Chloe graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a double major in Piano Performance and Music Business, and attended the Performing Arts Administration Masters program at NYU. Prior to becoming part of THE OFFICE team she was a development fellow at HERE Arts center, a freelance musician, and a music teacher (she continues the latter two). In her free time she likes to go to shows, eat brunch, and play a lot of music.

    Professional highlight: Hanging out in the Tourists hotel lounge latenight after the High Mud Comedy Festival at MASS MoCA with her new favorite comedians Cat Cohen, Sarah Squirm, and Michelle Buteau.

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General Manager

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  • Zion comes from the Great Lakes State, Michigan, and is a 2020 graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied Voice Performance as well as Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship. He is excited to join THE OFFICE. In college, Zion spent a lot of time fundraising, managing organizations, and performing in various musical theatre performances and opera workshops. Zion is excited to learn from his colleagues at THE OFFICE while producing great art. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, singing, spending time outdoors, and exploring new places.

    Professional highlight: Singing for Yo-Yo Ma in a historic Baptist Church in the Smoky Mountains

Associate Programmer and Producer

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  • As an avid consumer of the arts since adolescence, Brianna Jones has developed an immense appreciation for the conversational culture art inspires. Being a southern Black woman she has watched in admiration as her cultural experiences are given platforms for expression. Brianna believes deeply that such discourse and representation can build communities that hold space for diverse individuals, as well as, unite us all in our shared humanity. This is what motivates her to seek projects that aim to both amplify marginalized voices and support local community initiatives. As a Chattanooga native, she has witnessed the ways in which creatives in this region have unified in this regard; and she is excited to work on programs that will help them thrive.

Artists At Work Administrative Fellow
(Thrive Region)

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  • While growing up wanting to rescue monkeys from poachers in Central Africa, Lynn was inevitably headed for a career in the arts. After studying Musicology at the University of Amsterdam, Lynn started working as a freelance producer in the Netherlands. She has worked in theater, music, film and visual arts as a producer, programmer, set dresser and director’s assistant. She has toured in the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, the United States, Cambodia and other places around the world.After joining THE OFFICE in 2016 and living in New York for 4.5 years, she is currently based in Amsterdam and holding down the Europe-fort with Laurie.Lynn has worked intensively on many projects, including William Kentridge's Sibyl and The Head & the Load (filling a double role as producer and directors assistant), Triumphs and Laments, Refuse the Hour, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia and many others.Besides her work at THE OFFICE, she occasionally creates soundtracks, plays Zimbabwean mbira, and has a special place in her heart for oceans and corals.She is also on the board of Stichting Jip Smit.

    Professional highlight:Gregory Maqoma leading a full cast and crew warm up on the 55 meter long stage before our The Head & the Load rehearsals. Nothing like starting the day attempting squats next to William Kentridge!

Senior Producer

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  • Elly studied Film at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2013. Since then, she has taken part in a number of small, independent film productions as a producer. She moved to Barcelona briefly in 2015 to co-direct a documentary before coming back home to the UK. Since then, she has dipped her toes in a number of different roles and discovered a passion for living sustainably and encouraging people to use less plastic by starting up her own zero waste shop. After COVID hit and her business had to close, she has found herself working in a bookshop and returning to production work as a Creative Administration with Laurie and the European contingent at THE OFFICE! She lives in Kent with her fiancé and rescue dog and loves nothing more than being at home with them both, reading a good book.

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  • Tess is originally from Eugene, Oregon, a small college town in the great Pacific Northwest. She was a 2019 graduate of the University of Puget Sound where she completed her BA in Fine Arts. In 2020, she also completed a graduate program in Portland, Oregon at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Graphic Design. She has loved her time so far as an associate to the amazing design team here at THE OFFICE. She is currently living in Portland assisting all design needs from the West Coast!Outside of THE OFFICE, Tess loves to exercise, play with her dog, and pursue her passion for environmental activism.

    Professional highlight: Creating a brand identity and logo for the incredible Artists at Work program!

Design Associate

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  • A native of Italy, Barbara is a general manager and producer with over 20 years of combined experience in the US and Europe, presenting, producing, and touring national and international multidisciplinary performances. Before joining THE OFFICE she worked on Broadway and, off-Broadway for some of the largest not-for-profit performing arts organizations, Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts and The Public theater. At the Lincoln Center Festival Barbara was involved in the artistic planning of the Festival line-up from selecting the shows to presenting and curating the ones produced by the Festival. As Programming Budget Manager at The Public Theater, Barbara was responsible for creating and managing the budgets for all productions, from inception to closeout, for the downtown season (5 theatres), Shakespeare in the Park (Delacorte), Public Works, the Mobile Unit, Public Lab and all the Tour activities. Barbara earned a Dottore in Lettere e Filosofia degree from the Universita degli Studi di Firenze and an MFA in Theatre Management from Brooklyn College. In her spare time Barbara loves to cook, garden, and sit by the sea. Sailing around the world is her next dream to fulfill.

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Business and General Management Specialist

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Associate Producer

  • Indigo Sparks (she/her) is a performance artist, arts administrator, producer, and Broadway Advocacy Coalition member based in Brooklyn, NY. Her deep curiosity for the facilitation of community and the transcendent possibilities of live performance continues to be reflected in her creative work and processes. Sparks trained in dance and vocal performance at The University of The Arts and has danced for choreographers like Bobbi Jene Smith, Staycee Pearl Dance, Helen Simoneau, Gerard and Kelly, and Netta Yerualshalmy. In 2021 she became a Sundance Interdisciplinary Arts Grantee with her short documentary dance film “it’s a matter of the soul”, quickly followed by a choreography commission at Triskelion Arts and an Assistant Choreographer position for the touring musical Yemandja. Her arts administration experience includes company management work for organizations like The Vail Dance Festival, The Public Theater, and the reopening of Girl From The North Country on Broadway.

    Professional Highlight: Performing in the International Amsterdam theater for Yemandja!

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  • Sarah is an actor and finance professional, specializing in arts organizations. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Sarah moved to New York to attend Barnard College, where she graduated with a BA in Theater in 2016. After graduation, Sarah found a love of numbers while working as a Finance Associate at Pentacle. Over the years, she has worked in finance for a number of organizations, including Target Margin Theater, The Brick, Rooftop Films, Lezlie Hall Associates, and, as of 2022, THE OFFICE. As an artist, Sarah has acted at venues in New York and all over the country, including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Center, and Target Margin Theater. While not acting or bookkeeping, Sarah enjoys crocheting, reading, and eating ramen.


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Production Stage Manager

  • Mego (Meghan Maureen Williams), AEA, Production Stage Manager, oversees stage management aspects of all The OFFICE shows. Originally trained as a performer and designer, Mego has worked all over NYC in all departments of production and design. A long-time collaborator of THE OFFICE and BoydDesign, some of her credits include The Mile Long Opera, eleven seasons of the Celebrate Brooklyn!, William Kentridge’s Sibyl and Angelique Kidjo’s Yemandja. She was PSM on David Byrne’s Contemporary Color, Neurosociety and the early versions of Theater of the Mind, Nick Cave’s The Let Go, Taryn Simon’s An Occupation of Loss, five BRIC JazzFests and three Great Small Works’ International Toy Theater Festivals. She is also puppeteer, mom to twins, an advocate for neurodiversity, and Associate Artistic Director of award-winning multi-disciplinary theater company Drama of Works.

    Professional highlight: The highlights are truly the amazing people that THE OFFICE attracts, and I am so grateful to work and connect with so many of them!

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  • Gabriela Yadegari’s work as an artist and educator is largely informed by their upbringing in Tucson, Arizona where they were raised in a multicultural household. From a young age, their love for art was nurtured by the diverse and creative community of the borderlands. Finding inspiration in their community's resilience and commitment to justice, Gabriela has devoted their professional career to encourage artmaking as a means of expression and connection by contributing to the creation and expansion of public programs for cultural organizations in art and radio. While living in Tucson, they worked for several nonprofit arts organizations including Arts for All, KXCI Community Radio, and Groundworks. Gabriela relocated to Vermont where they received their BA from Bennington College in 2021 with concentrations in Visual Arts, Sound Studies, and Public Action. During their time in Vermont, they continued to pursue their efforts in education and cultural organizations for Bennington College Radio, Molly Stark Elementary School, Burlington Community Justice Center, and MASS MoCA. Gabriela moved to New York City in 2022.

Artists At Work Administrative Fellow
(Borderlands Region)

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Managing Director, Producing and Development

  • Erica joined THE OFFICE in 2019. Her initial projects have included lead producer for the Kennedy Center’s 16-day festival launching their expansion campus, The REACH Opening Festival, and producer of the FFCON, the first ever nation-wide convening of For Freedoms. As one of our lead strategists for the overall development of THE OFFICE, Erica also mentors our emerging producers and programmers. For over two decades, Erica was the founding Producer/General Manager of the Lincoln Center Festival, the standard-setting summer global arts festival in New York City where her oversight included producing over 1,500 presentations of music, opera, dance, theater, installations, site-specific work, and multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts, for audiences of 1 to 4,000 in venues from city streets, abandoned warehouses, black boxes, and circus tents to the Park Avenue Armory, City Center, Governor’s Island and the stages of Lincoln Center including the Metropolitan Opera House. Erica holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. She sits on the Board of the Brooklyn Youth Music Project and the Parents Association of MS 51. In her spare time, Erica tends to her garden, leads a book club and hopes someday to return to playing the harp and throwing pots.

    Professional highlight: Taking a Zumba class with Angelique Kidjo

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What is the example of performing arts? ›

Examples are acting, singing, and dancing. Other forms of the Performing Arts include opera, theater, magic or illusion performances, mime, spoken word, recitation, and public speaking.

What are the elements of the performing arts? ›

It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any type of venue or setting and for any length of time.

What is meaning of performing art? ›

The performing arts are arts such as music, dance, and drama which are performed for an audience. They are different from the visual arts, which are the use of paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects.

What is the importance of performing arts? ›

The performing arts encourages children to explore their emotions, expand their imagination and helps them develop their own, unique voice. Each discipline of music, dance and drama engage a child's brain, body and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and find joy in self-expression.

What are the 3 main types of performing arts? ›

Universities may offer dedicated degrees for each of the main three branches of performing arts – music, dance and drama.

What are the 5 major types of performing arts? ›

The major types of performing arts include music, opera, dance, drama, and spoken words. Music is a form of art whose medium is silence and sound.

What are the 6 performing arts? ›

Types of performing arts

Performing arts include the dance, music, opera, drama, magic, oratory and circus arts. Artists who participate in performing arts in front of an audience are called performers, including actors, comedians, dancers, magicians, musicians, and singers.

What are different names for performance art? ›

Fine Art, Conceptual Art, and Theatre are some of the different names for Performance Art.

What is the most important elements in performing theater arts? ›

The most important element of theatrical play is the script. The script is the foundation of the play, and it is what the actors use to create their characters and tell the story. Without a strong script, a play will not be successful. Theater is both a visual and a literary art form.

What are the examples of performance art in Philippines? ›

Notable examples of folk performing arts include the banga, manmanok, ragragsakan, tarektek, uyaoy/uyauy, pangalay, asik, singkil, sagayan, kapa malong malong, binaylan, sugod uno, dugso, kinugsik kugsik, siring, pagdiwata, maglalatik, tinikling, subli, cariñosa, kuratsa, and pandanggo sa ilaw.

What are the 6 performing arts? ›

Types of performing arts

Performing arts include the dance, music, opera, drama, magic, oratory and circus arts. Artists who participate in performing arts in front of an audience are called performers, including actors, comedians, dancers, magicians, musicians, and singers.

What is an example of performance art Brainly? ›

Answer: c. Theatre, dance, music, mime.

What are the examples of musical performance? ›

Common forms of music performance in the Western tonal tradition include sight-reading (performing unfamiliar music from notation), performing well-learned (prepared) music from memory or from notation, improvising, and playing by ear (performing music from aural presentation).


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