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.

 

Music Director

Staff

Mark Morris

Mark Morris

Artistic Director

Nancy Umanoff

Nancy Umanoff

Executive Director

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Administration

Elizabeth  Fox

Elizabeth Fox

Chief Financial Officer

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Eileen Kelsh-Ambach

Eileen Kelsh-Ambach

Accounting Manager

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Christopher Pritchard

Christopher Pritchard

Finance and Budget Manager

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Jillian Marzziotti

Jillian Marzziotti

Bursar and Finance Assistant

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Allison Antoinette Bailey

Allison Antoinette Bailey

Administrative Assistant

Artistic

Jen  Rossi

Jen Rossi

Director of Artistic Engagement

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Colin Fowler

Colin Fowler

Music Director

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

Stephanie Neel

Stephanie Neel

Archivist

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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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Zubaydah Bashir

Zubaydah Bashir

Individual Giving Coordinator, Friends

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Rima Yamazaki

Rima Yamazaki

Data Entry Assistant

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Marketing

Laura Giannatempo

Laura Giannatempo

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Tara Treffiletti

Tara Treffiletti

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Trevor Izzo

Trevor Izzo

Creative Content and Editorial Manager

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Mara Cohen

Mara Cohen

Marketing Assistant

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Education and Community Engagement

Sarah Marcus

Sarah Marcus

Director of Education and Community Engagement

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Alexandra Cook

Alexandra Cook

Youth and Family Programs Director

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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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Victoria Pardo

Victoria Pardo

Student Company Rehearsal Manager

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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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Eva  Nichols

Eva Nichols

Dance for PD© Managing Director

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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 Dance Center Operations Manager

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Alex Irish

Alex Irish

Associate Director of Visitor Services

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McCall Atkinson

McCall Atkinson

Visitor Services Assistant

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Peter Alfred Elizalde

Peter Alfred Elizalde

Visitor Services Assistant

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Emily Arden Jones

Emily Arden Jones

Visitor Services Assistant

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Olivia Passarelli

Olivia Passarelli

Visitor Services Assistant

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Gabriella Perez

Gabriella Perez

Visitor Services Assistant

Lou Rasse

Lou Rasse

Visitor Services Assistant

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 Chelsea Rose

Chelsea Rose

Visitor Services Assistant

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Tashae Udo

Tashae Udo

Visitor Services Assistant

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Facilities

Mark Sacks

Mark Sacks

Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Arturo Velazquez

Arturo Velazquez

Maintenance Mechanic/Overnight Supervisor

Joseph Walton

Joseph Walton

Facilities Supervisor

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Orlando Rivera

Orlando Rivera

Maintenance

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Virginia Ross

Virginia Ross

Maintenance

Production

Johan Henckens

Johan Henckens

Director of Technical Production

Nick  Kolin

Nick Kolin

Lighting Supervisor

Stephanie  Sleeper

Stephanie Sleeper

Costume Coordinator

External Team

Michael Mushalla

Booking Representative

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

Jeff Cohen

Hilot Therapist

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Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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