Mara Greenberg, Director
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Mara Greenberg received her MBA in Finance from New York University. She joined Pentacle as Director of Fiscal Operations in 1977, and became co-director with Ivan Sygoda two years later. After 34 years working with Ivan Sygoda behind-the-scenes and quietly managing the business and fiscal side of Pentacle, in 2013 she became the sole director of the organization. Since then she has restructured the management and staffing of the organization, rebuilt Pentacle’s board of directors, and produced a highly successful 40th Anniversary Celebration. For over forty years, through prudent financial management Mara has kept Pentacle deficit-free and maintained a comfortable cash reserve, allowing the organization to weather economic and social changes while investing in new programming and innovative projects of great national impact.
Mara has served as a financial consultant to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, was a contributing editor to the Poor Dancer’s Almanac, second edition, was a guest speaker and panelist at ART/NY FEDAPT, Dance Theater Workshop, the New School for Social Research, the Cultural Council Foundation and Marymount Manhattan College among others, and a guest on cable television “Eye on Dance” (“Second Careers for Professional Dancers”). She also performed professionally with Rachel Lampert & Dancers and the Nancy Meehan Dance Company. Mara has given her time to the Synagogue for the Arts as a financial consultant as well as organized summer programs for children on the East End.
Over the next five years, Mara hopes to stabilize the organization so it has the capacity, vision, and flexibility to sustain itself for another 40+ years.
Clarissa Soto Josephs, Director of Programming
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Clarissa Soto has been working at Pentacle since 2011. After earning a B.A. in Dance Performance and a B.A. in Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Legal Studies, both from Hofstra University, she knew that she wanted to help dance artists navigate their craft within the nonprofit field. In her 6+ years at Pentacle, she has worked with over one hundred artists, trained more than 150 interns in arts administration, and has developed innovative ways to effectively serve young artists through Pentacle’s fiscal services. In addition to her position at Pentacle, Ms. Soto is also a freelance bookkeeper for Robin Becker Dance, where she has worked since 2010. She has led professional development workshops at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference, Dance/NYC’s annual Symposium, and Gibney Dance’s Learning & Leadership Studio Workshop, to name a few. In 2016, she was named to the New York Hispanic Coalition’s 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars, earned her MBA degree from Quinnipiac University, and became the treasurer for Groove With Me’s Young Professionals Committee.
Sandy Garcia, Director of Booking
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Prior to joining Pentacle in summer 2016, Sandy held a number of positions at Rena Shagan Associates Inc. from 2006 -2016 including Booking Representative, International Tour Coordinator and Director of Administration. She was a member of the PERFORMA 05 administrative team, the first ever visual performance art biennial in NYC, producing two original site-specific performance works by internationally renown artists including Francis Alys. Sandy had also worked at the New York City Park and Recreation Department’s “Summer on the Hudson” annual art and culture series, Pomegranate Arts, MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA and Cal Performances in Berkeley, CA. Originally from Southern California, Sandy holds a BA in Theater from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU.
Alex Goleman, Director of Fiscal Services
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Originally from New Hampshire, Alex joined Pentacle as a Fiscal Associate in Fall of 2014. Alex gained his BBA from Hofstra University majoring in International Business and is currently pursuing his MBA at Baruch University. Throughout the years, Alex could be seen performing in various dance and theater performances in the area. He is very excited to bring his experience within business and the arts to Pentacle.
Doug Post, Gallery Administrator
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Doug Post joined Pentacle in 2007 and in 2009 became Artist Representative for Pentacle’s Gallery. He also is Pentacle’s Office Manager, and produces Fall Further and Pentacle Presents: New York – showcase opportunities for Gallery artists. Prior to joining Pentacle, while engaged in a business career in the computer industry, he served as President of Beyondance, Inc.’s Board of Directors, was a founding member of Freespace Dance’s Board, and served on the Advisory Board of ACF Dance. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Reverb Dance, the Brooklyn Dance Festival and the Young Choreographer’s Festival. He has worked for Eva Dean Dance and Wendy Osserman Dance Company. He curates Dixon Place’s Under Exposed and Moving Mes performance series. He also publishes a weekly newsletter of performances, auditions and other items of interest to the dance community.
Quincie Hydock, Program Administrator
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Quincie is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer, curator/producer, fitness instructor, and arts administrator. Summer of 2013 marks the start of her life in NYC, and she has enjoyed meeting and working with many bright souls since then. Quincie is co-director of a duet dance theater company with Dare Harlow, Q&A Productions, where they create quirky duets as well as produce evenings that showcase their talented friends and benefit non-profits they are passionate about. Other organizations she currently works with in arts administration are Periapsis Music and Dance and The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Genealogy, embroidery, and craft beers are of high interest to Quincie. She has a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jaime Wright, Program Administrator
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Jaime Wright is a writer, performer, and administrator. Her performance works have been presented at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, The Ice Factory Festival, Dixon Place, The Public Theater, and This N That. In 2013, she founded the “pop-up” performance collective, Carroll Simmons, with Toronto-based artist, David Bernstein. She is currently working on a few curatorial projects that aim to bridge the gap between the downtown performance and literary scenes. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU.
Sarah Suzuki, Program Administrator
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Sarah is an actor based in New York. She moved from Colorado to New York to attend Barnard College, where she recently graduated with a BA in Theater with a concentration in acting. Recent credits include Macbeth(Banquo), Bingo (Judith), Woyzeck (Marie), and Hamletmachine. She interned at Pentacle as a freshman and is so excited to be back!
Nathalie Matychak, Program Administrator
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A native New Yorker, Nathalie is a graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in Dance). Since 2011, she has acted as artistic director for project-based contemporary modern dance company, MATYCHAK. In 2013, Nathalie co-founded Breaking Glass: The Emerging Female Choreographers Project to provide a comprehensive multi-part platform for female choreographers. Prior to joining Pentacle in January 2017, Nathalie worked as a program coordinator for Fourth Arts Block NYC and for Ellen Jacobs Associates as the assistant publicist for Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour.
Imogen Pickles, Program Administrator
Imogen graduated from King’s College London with a B.A Hons in English Language and Literature. After graduation, Imogen worked for Phoenix Dance Theatre, for two years as the company Programmes Coordinator. In September 2015, she moved to New York City, and since then worked on number of projects with Gallim, Rioult Dance, Bryn Cohn+Artists and the Curet Performance Project. Imogen began working at New York City Center in September 2016, and at the start of 2017 she also joined the Pentacle team.
Kimberly Marcotte, Program Administrator
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Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Kimberly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University in 2012, receiving her BA in dance with a dual concentration in ballet and jazz. After freelancing with Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, PA and completing a summer residency with Cirquesa Dreamquest in Virginia Beach, VA, she followed her dream of moving to NYC and take on the numerous opportunities the Big Apple is known to promise. Kimberly worked with Superbiz, a leading barter exchange company in the Tristate area, where she wore many hats as a broker and administrative assistant. Kimberly joined Pentacle in January 2018 and is thrilled to bring her combined experiences of dance and business to the team.
Rebecca Fitton, Program Administrator
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Rebecca Fitton is an English-born/Wisconsin-raised interdisciplinary artist who advocates for the arts through both her administrative and performance practices. She has previously worked in an administrative capacity for Movement Research and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography and currently assists Edisa Weeks/DELIRIOUS Dances. Fitton has presented her own projects in a variety of non-traditional spaces in New York City, Florida, Wisconsin, and Austria. She holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University.
Anna Brady Nuse, Grant Writing Consultant
Anna Brady Nuse started her career in arts administration at Pentacle in 2001 where she was exposed to many areas of performing arts management and worked with dozens of dance companies and hundreds of performing artists. As a grant writer, she has over a decade of experience developing proposals for private and government institutions, specializing in funding for the arts. She is also a writer of fiction and memoirs, and a performer with Susan Osberg’s Workwith Dancers Group.
Melissa Sandor, Development Consultant
Melissa Sandor, Principal of Melissa Sandor, Inc. has 25 years of experience in not-for-profit fund raising in New York City and nationally, with a particular expertise in the arts & culture field. She has provided services in strategic planning, capital campaigns, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, prospect research, and special events. Current and past clients include: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City Ballet, American Craft Council, Ballet Hispanico, and New York Stage & Film, among others. Prior to consulting, Sandor was the Director of Development for Studio in a School, a New York City based visual arts-education organization. She has held senior development positions at The City University of New York, Queens College, where she directed the corporate and foundation relations effort, and Pratt Institute. Sandor is the Chair of The Millay Colony for the Arts Board of Directors where she is a past resident. She is a MacDowell Arts Colony Fellow and a former member of the Board of Directors of Women in Development, New York. She is a writer whose work has appeared in Ploughshares and BOMBMagazine
Joseph Giardina, Education & Outreach Consultant
Joseph Giardina was the Director of Education at the New Victory Theater, New York City’s only theater dedicated to kids and their families. Before that he was the Education Director at Theatre for a New Audience, an award-winning classical theater company. For the past 12 years he has been a lead facilitator for NYCDOE’s professional development workshops for certified drama teachers and contributed to the DOE’s Curriculum Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater.