is a music industry professional with extensive experience in nearly every facet of the music industry. Neal was most recently a Music Agent and Artist Coordinator at Addeo Music International (AMI) booking agency in New York City. He is responsible for managing and organizing (inter)national tours for a number of internationally acclaimed artists, and with working with a number of performing arts organizations and festivals around the world. Neal also works as the Harlem representative for Make Music NY, which brings free music each year in every borough of Manhattan. Neal holds a B.A. from Brandeis University in Sociology and American Studies, speaks conversational Russian and French, and plays and records the piano, guitar, bass, flute, and saxophone. He also enjoys the traveling, the outdoors, dancing, teaching and playing tennis.
is an Arab-American creator of multi-disciplinary theater based in Harlem. She has been creating theater for over twenty years, and has extensive background in arts festivals planning and execution. J.J. is the Founding Co-Artistic Director of Hybrid Theatre Works, and organization dedicated to creating diplomacy through collaborative arts events. She worked in various capacities including development, marketing, production, and administration at Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts at Brandeis University, the Jerash Festival of Arts and Culture in Amman, Jordan, and the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC. She has planned conferences and events for LaMaMa ETC, and Theatre Without Borders featuring 40-70 international participants, performances, and educational events. She freelances as a producer, director, and playwright of devised and experimental theater. She is also a contributing critic for www.theaterscene.net She holds a B.A. from Brandeis University in Theater Arts and International Global Studies. She is trained in music and various types of theater, specializing in physical and movement based techniques, community development, storytelling, and improvisation.
is a dedicated dance administrator with extended experience in management, presentation, and special event planning. She is currently the Education Manager at New York City Center where she manages various outreach programs that connect elementary, middle, and high-school students with world-renowned dance and musical theater productions and companies. She has held the positions of Education Associate and Education Assistant at New York City Center, and was previously the Company Manager of Gallim Dance. Chelsea has also worked at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as the Presenting Intern, and at Queens Theater in the Park as the Arts and Business Council of New York Multicultural Intern. Chelsea holds a BS in Arts Administration and a BA in Spanish from Butler University, as well as a minor in Visual Arts.
is a native New Yorker having grown up in downtown Manhattan and is proud to now represent Harlem. Calling herself a Civic Entrepreneur, she devotes both her professional and personal life to solving problems creatively and collaboratively. She does this by working at the NYC Department of Homeless Services as a Program Analyst and by being a passionate advocate for cultural policy and social entrepreneurship. Recent organizations Erin has been involved with include the Reverend Linette C. Williamson Memorial Park Association in Central Harlem, Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), Coro Leadership New York, and the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Leadership Institute.
is an artist and arts administrator. Gregory brings a strong set of managerial skills and events planning to the Harlem Arts Festival. Gregory has worked with a number of highly acclaimed institutions and organizations, including (but not limited to): The Schomburg Center for Research, The Gillard – Jones Agency, Essence Magazine, and more. Gregory holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Morehouse College.
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