Pentacle Updates: Newsletter #16

NYC’s Association of Performing Arts Professionals: A Pentacle Recap!

For the first time since January 2020, Pentacle returned in-person to APAP NYC+ 2023. “The nucleus of a New York citywide explosion of live performance, this magnetic performing arts industry gathering drew professionals from across the continent and globe.”

Pentacle Booking staff at APAP Booth
Pentacle Booking/The Roster staff Joanna Futral, Owen Burnham, and Sandy Garcia sit behind the Pentacle booth at APAP NYC+ 2023.
Versa-Style Dance Company, Roster APAP Performance
Versa-Style Dance Company, Roster Artist photo by Adam Kissick c/o APAP
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, ASP APAP Performance
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, ASP Artist photo by Stephen Ronaghan








Sandy Garcia, Director of Booking, spoke as a panelist on the session Building More Equity in Contracting, advocating for more equitable and ethical terms in engagement contracts. “If that clause doesn’t work for you, change the clause.” Resources shared during this session can be located here.

Pentacle’s Roster artists filled New York City Center Studio 4 with seven in-person showcases on Saturday and Pentacle’s ASP artists (Administrative Support Program) filled the house with nine in-person showcases on Sunday during the conference. Additionally, there are 10 Roster and 7 ASP virtual showcases available for online viewing on the Imagine Dance Festival website through February 28th. Watch them now!

Pentacle staff could also be found at the Dance Community Roundtable, the Women of Color in the Arts‘ Friday morning convening, and at several showcases supporting our incredible program artists!

External Reads10 Takeaways from APAP|NYC+ 2023, APAP News

Program Highlights

Artist Services HeaderWelcome to the #PentyFam, NEW Fiscal Artists!

Check out these arts organizations who are now receiving Pentacle’s Fiscal Services:

Fiscal Administration: José Limón Dance Foundation | Bookkeeping: Robin Becker Dance (Life Through Dance)Donna Sternberg and Dancers (Dancessence) | FIA (Fiscal Sponsorship): Tideland Institute

For more information on Fiscal Services, visit our website by clicking here


Roster HeaderShowcasing with the Dance Manager’s Collective at APAP NYC+ 2023

This year, the Pentacle Roster showcased our artists during APAP thanks to the ongoing support of the Dance Managers Collective (DMC) for in-person and virtual showcasing. While our live showcase at New York City Center wrapped Saturday January 14, our virtual showcasing will be available until February 28! Interested in showcasing with the DMC (live or virtual) in 2024? You can email to get on the list of interested parties.


Education and Outreach headerUrban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in West Harlem

The Urban Assembly School of Performing Arts has been an Education & Outreach partner since 2018, with Leah teaching Ballet to 9th-12th graders. Pictured: Junior dancer Sanna takes a selfie with veteran Pentacle Teaching Artist, Leah Tubbs as they prepare for their winter showcase. We can’t wait to see the culmination of all of their fun and hard work at their Spring showcase!

Learn more about Pentacle’s Education & Outreach In-School programs here.


New Initiatives header

30+ Artists being served by Pentacle via Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund!

Since July, Pentacle has partnered with Dance/NYC to offer Financial Care to 30+ recipients of the Dance Advancement Fund. Pentacle’s support includes individual financial assessments and direct fiscal administrative support to each artist in the areas of need that they identify.

Click here to learn more about Pentacle’s Financial Care, and how it can be brought to your artist constituents.