Pentacle’s Career Development programs aim to cultivate the next generation of leaders. During the pandemic, Pentacle’s Internship Programs have extended into the virtual world to include entities and young professionals from across the United States and beyond.
college & post-graduate arts administration interns
College and Post-Graduate Internship Program participants gain hands-on experience in nonprofit arts administration practices and attend weekly professional development seminars. Interns are matched with artistic entities according to their mutually-defined goals and previous experience. The program supplies dance organizations with much-needed administrative support and assists them in assessing their organizational objectives.
The interns are now in the finals stages of the eight-week program with Pentacle. We are thrilled to be a part of their career journey and look forward to witnessing their ongoing work in the arts administration field!
Summer 2021 Cohort
+ Pentacle’s Booking Department
Emma Cahoon is a rising Sophomore at the Boston University School of Theatre in the BFA Theatre Arts track from Manchester, New Hampshire. Emma has performed with many companies across the state in various plays and musicals, including A Hundred Words for Snow (Rory, theatre KAPOW), The Penelopiad (Maid, theatre KAPOW) and Children of Eden (Eve, Pinkerton Academy), alongside taking dance lesson since the age of 5. She serves as a founding board member and creative director of a recently-established NH non-profit, Theatre for Young Performers and Entertainers (TYPE). Emma has worked in box offices across Southern NH, attended APAP|NYC since 2017, and wishes to pursue a career in arts administration after receiving her degree. She is very grateful for the opportunity to create theatre in such an unprecedented time.
+ Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre/Notes in Motion
Richard Mazza is a Californian dance professional located in New York City. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College Magna Cum Laude. After graduating he attended Springboard Danse Montreal as a performer as well as the Dance Research Forum in Ireland as a presenter. Richard is always looking for a new experience as well as a way to give back to the community at large through dance.
Hallie Moseley is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in Computer Science-Mathematics and Dance. At Columbia, Hallie is a part of the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, Columbia’s Outdoor Orientation Program, and Raw Elementz Hip-Hop Dance Crew. Prior to interning with Pentacle, Hallie worked with Parsons Dance as an Arts Administration Intern. She also has experience as a hostess and camp counselor. Hallie enjoys both math and dance, and she has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, and Jennifer Archibald.
+ Ariel Rivka Dance
Originally from Italy, Sara Pizzi began her career as a commercial dancer and teacher for 8 years. Sara moved to New York four years ago with a scholarship from the Peridance Center and graduated from their Certificate Program in the summer of 2020. She worked with international choreographers, finding her new voice as a contemporary artist. She is now working as a freelancer in her project S|R|P|Z and is dancing with several New York artists and dance companies. She recently became co-director of Physio Logic Pilates Studio.
+ Bailey’s Cafe
Moorea Walker is a rising senior at Hofstra University in the BFA Dance Program. Previous performance credits include “Boundless” Olivia Mode-Cater, “Beauties” Maxine Steinman, “OMU” Livia Vanaver, and “Phases” Adam Barruch. She served as the apparel chair of the Hofstra Dance Department’s e-board for two consecutive years and was recently awarded the Lance Westergard Alumni Association Award. Moorea is passionate about accessibility in the arts and movement as a means of healing, learning, and growing. She is immensely thrilled to have the opportunity to gain more insight into the potential implementation of these goals through this internship.
+ DANCE NOW
Anna is currently a rising senior at Yale studying Economics and Russian & East European Studies. Prior to Yale, she studied classical ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, and was a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the US Department of State.
At Yale she helps lead the Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company by directing performances, securing funding, and organizing masterclasses. She also worked as a program assistant for the Russian American Foundation’s Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive and helped develop the Virtual Ballet Intensive during the pandemic. She is excited to work with Dance Now and learn more about arts administration through Pentacle’s internship program.
+ Dance/NYC (Research)
Satsu Holmes (she, her) is a multidisciplinary arts worker with cross-cultural experience and a broad background in development, communications, marketing, producing, work-making, and performance.
Victoria Moran Garcia
+ Groove With Me
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high school small business interns
Pentacle’s High School Internship Program offers small businesses a structured, paid internship for high school students that are looking to supplement their academic education with real-life business skills. Interns are matched with participating entities for an experience that is rewarding, beneficial, and educational for all involved.
Summer 2021 National Cohort
Kahin Barre (MI)
Landon Bishop (LA)
Rebecca Chen (MA)
Emma Donnelly (NY)
Tiana Gao (CA)
Ilana Gottlieb (NY)
Mosammad Khanom (NY)
Emma Lascu (NY)
Tina Li (NY)
Ivy Lin (NY)
Stephanie Martinez (FL)
Folaranmi Olawepo (AL)
Anushk Pokharna (India)
Rotrude Saint-Louis (FL)
Michelle Wang (NY)
Sinny Ye (MD)
Participating Small Businesses: 2Leaf Press, A BroaderWay Foundation, Art of Motion Dance Theatre, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, Contretemps Contemporary Ballet, Dancers Unlimited, Edge School of the Arts, Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project, LayeRhythm Productions Inc, Open Dance Ensemble, Parkside Pups, Pentacle’s Fiscal Services Department, Socio-Ecological Solutions, LLC, SteLi Dance Company, and Stephen Rhodes Chen.
The High School Interns are halfway through their eight-week program. In addition to professional development training, they have had the opportunity to speak to more than 10 different experts from different fields, including finance, marketing, development, supply chain management, and nonprofit administration. These bright and driven interns continue to shine!
Next Internship Program Sessions: Tentatively January 2022
Questions? Contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org.