Mark Morris Dance Group jumping in "Grand Duo"

About the Mark Morris 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 Music Ensemble, since 1996. 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 Music Ensemble, formed in 1996, is integral to the Mark Morris 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.

 

Staff

Nancy Umanoff

Nancy Umanoff

Executive Director

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Administration

Elizabeth  Fox

Elizabeth Fox

Chief Financial Officer

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Andrew Amaral

Andrew Amaral

Payroll/HR Administrator

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Natalia Kurylak

Natalia Kurylak

Accounting Manager

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Jillian Marzziotti

Jillian Marzziotti

Finance Associate

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Artistic

Jen  Rossi

Jen Rossi

Director of Artistic Engagement

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Sam Black

Sam Black

Company Director

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Julia Weber

Julia Weber

Company Manager

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Tina Fehlandt

Tina Fehlandt

Ballet Licensing

Allison Antoinette Bailey

Allison Antoinette Bailey

Administrative Assistant

Justin Han

Justin Han

Processing Archivist

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Development

Michelle  Amador

Michelle Amador

Director of Development

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Haley Mason Andres

Haley Mason Andres

Institutional Giving Manager

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Lauren Grant

Lauren Grant

Individual Giving Coordinator, Partners

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Rima Yamazaki

Rima Yamazaki

Data Entry Assistant

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Human Resources

Jessica Loyola

Jessica Loyola

HR Business Partner

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Marketing

Laura Giannatempo

Laura Giannatempo

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Shantel Prado

Shantel Prado

Marketing Manager, Creative Content

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Savannah Cooper

Savannah Cooper

Marketing and Digital Engagement Associate

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Mica Bernas

Mica Bernas

Dancer Social Media Liaison

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Education and Community Engagement

Sarah Marcus

Sarah Marcus

Director of Education and Community Engagement

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Bianca Golden

Bianca Golden

Adult Programs Director

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Kyara Mahlen

Kyara Mahlen

Adult Programs Coordinator

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Calvin A. Rollins II

Calvin A. Rollins II

Community Education Programs Manager

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Lily Khan

Lily Khan

School Administrator

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David Leventhal

David Leventhal

Dance for PD® Program Director

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Maria Portman Kelly

Maria Portman Kelly

Dance for PD® Programs and Engagement Manager

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Amy  Bauman

Amy Bauman

Dance for PD® Programs Assistant

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Randy Miles

Randy Miles

Dance for PD® Programs Administrator

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Operations

Elise Gaugert

Elise Gaugert

Director of Dance Center Operations

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Tiffany McCue-Frenzel

Tiffany McCue-Frenzel

Studio Manager

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Henry Lombino

Henry Lombino

Events and Operations Manager

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 Chelsea Rose

Chelsea Rose

Operations & Programs Coordinator

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Emily Arden Jones

Emily Arden Jones

Rental Coordinator

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McCall Atkinson

McCall Atkinson

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Emma Sarah Davis

Emma Sarah Davis

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Essence Edwards

Essence Edwards

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Mackenzie  Nye

Mackenzie Nye

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Al Parker

Al Parker

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Tashae Udo

Tashae Udo

Operations & Programs Assistant

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Facilities

Mark Sacks

Mark Sacks

Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Orlando Rivera

Orlando Rivera

Facilities Team Leader

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Wilson Garcia

Wilson Garcia

Maintenance

James Luksa

James Luksa

Maintenance

Production

Johan Henckens

Johan Henckens

Director of Technical Production

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Mike Faba

Mike Faba

Lighting Supervisor

Nick  Kolin

Nick Kolin

Lighting Supervisor

Carl Lund

Carl Lund

Sound Supervisor

Amy Page

Amy Page

Wardrobe Supervisor

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External Team

Michael Mushalla

Double M Arts and Events / Booking Representative

mushalla@gmail.com 917.864.4137

Mark S. Selinger

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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

Jessica Lassiter, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Jeff Cohen

Hilot Therapist

Music Director

Board Emeriti

Ellen Offner

Jane Stine

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