About the Dance Group and Music Ensemble

Founded in New York City in 1980 by artistic director and choreographer Mark Morris, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma), its members receiving “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group, which has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996. Through Access/MMDG programming, the Dance Group provides educational opportunities in dance and music to people of all ages and abilities while on tour internationally and at home at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The MMDG Music Ensemble, formed in 1996, is integral to the Dance Group. “With the dancers come the musicians…and what a difference it makes” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). The Ensemble’s repertory ranges from 17th and 18th century works by John Wilson and Henry Purcell to more recent scores by Ethan Iverson, Lou Harrison, and Henry Cowell. The musicians also participate in the Dance Group’s educational and community programming at home and on tour. The Music Ensemble is led by Colin Fowler, who began to collaborate with MMDG in 2005 during the creation of Mozart Dances.


Music Director


Mark Morris

Artistic Director

Nancy Umanoff

Executive Director


Elizabeth Fox

Chief Financial Officer

Geoff Chang

General Manager

Aleksandr Kanevskiy

IT Director

Natalia Kurylak

Finance Manager

Christopher Pritchard

Budget Manager

Rebecca Hunt

Payroll Manager/ Benefits Administrator

Emily Rogers

Finance Assistant

Stephanie Saywell

Assistant to the Executive Director

Jamaelya Hines

Finance Intern


Jen Rossi

Company Manager

Colin Fowler

Music Director

Julia Weber

Assistant Company Manager

Sam Black

Rehearsal Director


Michelle Amador

Director of Development

David Gracia

Manager of Individual Giving

Ann Marie Rubin

Manager of Institutional Giving

Aidan Heck

Data Entry and Research Assistant

Fiona Schlegel

Development Intern


Karyn LeSuer

Director of Marketing

L. Joleen Richards

Web & Social Media Manager

Nissa Heman

Marketing & Communications Associate

Trevor Izzo

Content & Editorial Coordinator

Marisa Davis

Marketing Intern


Stephanie Neel

Archive Project Manager

Regina Carra

Archive Project Metadata and Cataloging Coordinator

Kareem Woods

Archive Digitization Assistant


Sarah Marcus

Director of Education

Rachel Roberge

School Director

Alexandra Cook

Community Programs Director

Jessica Pearson

Adult Programs Assistant Manager

Jamia Jordan

School Administrator

Alexandria Ryahl

Education Programs Assistant

Calvin Rollins III

Community Education Liaison

Janelle Barry

Student Company Director

Caroline Ready

Education Intern

David Leventhal

Dance for PD® Program Director

Maria Portman Kelly

Dance for PD® Programs and Engagement Manager

Eva Nichols

Outreach Director

Amy Bauman

Dance for PD® Programs Assistant

Natasha Frater

Dance for PD® Programs Administrator

Reagan Menz

Dance for PD® Intern

Dance Center Operations

Mark Sacks

Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Elise Gaugert

Director of Events and Venue Operations

Annie Woller

Rental Programs Manager

Tiffany McCue

Operations Coordinator

Hunter Darnell

Work Study Coordinator

Moneshia Nurse

Operations Intern

Tamika Daniels

Front Desk Manager

Dominique Terrell

Assistant Front Desk Manager

Noelle Dor

Front Desk Associate

Roxie Maisel

Front Desk Associate

Lucas Melfi

Front Desk Associate

Carter Shocket

Front Desk Associate

Patricia Suarez

Front Desk Associate

Kareem Woods

Front Desk Associate

Hector Mazariegos


Orlando Rivera


Virginia Ross


Darrell Jordan


Arturo Velazquez

Maintenance Mechanic/Overnight Supervisor


Johan Henckens

Director of Technical Production

Nick Kolin

Lighting Supervisor

Rory Murphy

Sound Supervisor

Stephanie Sleeper

Costume Coordinator

Amy Page

Wardrobe Supervisor

Allie Pawlukojc

Wardrobe Supervisor

Tara Webb

Wardrobe Supervisor

External Team

Michael Mushalla

Booking Representative

William Murray

Media and General Consultation Services

Mark Selinger

Legal Counsel

David S. Weiss, MD


O’Connor, Davies, Munns, & Dobbins, LLP


Marshall Hagins

Physical Therapist

Jeff Cohen

Hilot Therapist


Judith R. Fishman


David Resnicow


Mark Selinger


Isaac Mizrahi


Sarabeth Berman

Frederick Bland

Margaret Conklin

Shelby Gans

Suzy Kellems Dominik

York-Chi Harder

Nicholas Ma

Timothy J. McClimon

Helen Meyer

Mark Morris

Ellen Offner

Jane Stine

Jocelynne Rainey, Ed.D

Nancy Umanoff

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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Phone: 718.624.8400
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