Mark Morris Dance Group jumping in "Grand Duo"

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

Staff

Mark Morris

Mark Morris

Artistic Director

Nancy Umanoff

Nancy Umanoff

Executive Director

Administration

Elizabeth  Fox

Elizabeth Fox

Chief Financial Officer

Eileen Kelsh-Ambach

Eileen Kelsh-Ambach

Accounting Manager

Christopher Pritchard

Christopher Pritchard

Finance and Budget Manager

Adam  Cornelius

Adam Cornelius

Payroll Specialist

Jillian Marzziotti

Jillian Marzziotti

Bursar and Finance Assistant

Aleksandr Kanevskiy

Aleksandr Kanevskiy

IT Director

Artistic

Jen  Rossi

Jen Rossi

Director of Artistic Engagement

Colin Fowler

Colin Fowler

Music Director

Sam Black

Sam Black

Company Director

Julia Weber

Julia Weber

Company Manager

Tina Fehlandt

Tina Fehlandt

Ballet Licensing

Development

Michelle  Amador

Michelle Amador

Director of Development

Haley Mason Andres

Haley Mason Andres

Institutional Giving Manager

Lauren Grant

Lauren Grant

Individual Giving Coordinator, Partners

Zubaydah Bashir

Zubaydah Bashir

Individual Giving Coordinator, Friends

Aidan Lambert

Aidan Lambert

Data Specialist

Marketing

Laura Giannatempo

Laura Giannatempo

Director of Marketing and Communications

Tara Treffiletti

Tara Treffiletti

Marketing and Communications Manager

Trevor Izzo

Trevor Izzo

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee

Marketing and Digital Engagement Associate

Mara Cohen

Mara Cohen

Marketing Intern

Archives

Stephanie Neel

Stephanie Neel

Archivist

Education and Community Engagement

Sarah Marcus

Sarah Marcus

Director of Education and Community Engagement

Alexandra Cook

Alexandra Cook

Youth and Family Programs Director

Bianca Golden

Bianca Golden

Adult Programs Director

Calvin A. Rollins II

Calvin A. Rollins II

Community Education Programs Manager

Lily Khan

Lily Khan

School Administrator

Victoria Pardo

Victoria Pardo

Student Company Rehearsal Manager

Gabriella Perez

Gabriella Perez

Customer Service Assistant

Lou Rasse

Lou Rasse

Customer Service Assistant

Kira Jia

Kira Jia

Education Intern

David Leventhal

David Leventhal

Dance for PD® Program Director

Maria Portman Kelly

Maria Portman Kelly

Dance for PD® Programs and Engagement Manager

Eva  Nichols

Eva Nichols

Dance for PD© Managing Director

Amy  Bauman

Amy Bauman

Dance for PD® Programs Assistant

Natasha  Frater

Natasha Frater

Dance for PD® Programs Administrator

Randy Miles

Randy Miles

Dance for PD Intern

Operations

Elise Gaugert

Elise Gaugert

Director of Events and Venue Operations

Tiffany McCue-Frenzel

Tiffany McCue-Frenzel

Studio Manager

Nicole Bryant

Nicole Bryant

Office Manager

McCall Atkinson

McCall Atkinson

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Allison Antoinette Bailey

Allison Antoinette Bailey

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Peter Alfred Elizalde

Peter Alfred Elizalde

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Emily Arden Jones

Emily Arden Jones

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Olivia Passarelli

Olivia Passarelli

Dance Center Operations Assistant

 Chelsea Rose

Chelsea Rose

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Tashae Udo

Tashae Udo

Dance Center Operations Assistant

Royta Iftakher

Royta Iftakher

CUNY Cultural Corps. Intern

Production

Johan Henckens

Johan Henckens

Director of Technical Production

Nick  Kolin

Nick Kolin

Lighting Supervisor

Stephanie  Sleeper

Stephanie Sleeper

Costume Coordinator

Facilities

Mark Sacks

Mark Sacks

Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Arturo Velazquez

Arturo Velazquez

Maintenance Mechanic/Overnight Supervisor

Virginia Ross

Virginia Ross

Maintenance

External Team

Michael Mushalla

Booking Representative

Mark S. Selinger

McDermott Will & Emery
Legal Counsel

PKF O’Connor Davies

Accountant

David S. Weiss, MD

Orthopedist

Mark E. Horowitz, MD

Medical Advisor

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health

Physical Therapist

Jeff Cohen

Hilot Therapist

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Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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Phone: 718.624.8400
info@mmdg.org
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