JAMpress management is available for;
Promotion & Marketing
Jessica Marino | JAMdancer is available for;
Workshops (musical theater & theater Jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet)
Speaking Engagements (arts entrepreneurship & management, career paths for dancers)
Jessica Anne Marino (JAM Founder, CEO)
Jessica is a Pittsburgh based performing arts administrator, educator, and dancer. From 2011 - 2016, Jessica represented and provided booking services nationally for an esteemed roster of dance companies along side River City Artists Management founder Linda Reznik. Since 2011, Marino has been instrumental in curating and co producing featured dance showcases during Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Performing Arts Exchange, and PA Presenter conferences as well as performer and project manager for companies such as; STAYCEE PEARL dance project and Shana Simmons Dance. Raised on a horse farm in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Jessica maintains deep roots in her hometown and passionately activates for growth of community dance opportunities as Co-Director of Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange (LVDE). Marino has contributed to building LVDE programs such as choreography commissions, open masterclasses and showcases, and the annual SpringUP Dance Festival - now in its sixth season. In 2017 Marino founded JAMpress Management, a brand which fosters bringing ideas to the spotlight and provides support services for the performing arts industry with a focus on dance. JAMpress specializes in event producing, promotion & marketing, project management, booking, tour management, and coaching. One of Jessica's latest projects includes developing sister city platform, Tracks // Where Dance Take you? with mentor and collaborator, Kathleen Nasti. (B.A. Dance, Point Park University).
Maddison Manolis (Marketing and Operations Associate)
Maddison is a Pittsburgh based performing artist, dancer, and Hatha yoga instructor. In spring 2018, Manolis received a dual degree from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, emphasizing in Performance and Choreography as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Manolis has worked with choreographers such as, Matthew Shaffer, Ursula Payne, Teena Marie Custer, Lindsay Fisher-Viatori, Sandra Lee Romah, and Jennifer Keller. She has been seen twice at the 92nd Y for Dancing Through College and Beyond and as well as at the American College Dance Association. In addition, Manolis was cast in a dance film produced by Marta Renzi, “Plant, Plow, Reap,” that has been shown nationally and internationally. Additionally, she performed a piece by Teena Marie Custer in “The John Edgar Wideman Experience,” at the August Wilson Center. I am so excited to be a part of the growing business of TRACKS // and JAM, companies that help dancers find a place in the arts among the many American cities!
Allison Long (Assistant Artist Manager)
Originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, Allison is very excited about joining the JAMpress management team! Starting her dance career at age 3, Al graduated from Western Michigan University with her B.F.A. in Dance in April 2017. While at school, she performed works from Ohad Naharin’s Excerpts from Kyrand Anaphase, Lew Christensen’s Con Amore, Frank Chaves’ Charanga, and Loie Fueller’s Fire Dance. She was very honored to perform Carolyn Pavlik’s The illusion has been just a dream at the 2016 American College Dance Association’s Nationals in Washington D.C. She has trained with many dance companies in cities such as Philadelphia, D.C., and most recently Chicago, such as Inaside, River North, and Dance Works, and rounding out her training with American Dance Festival at the New York intensive. While at Western, she found a passion for the “dark side” of dance production: she has created many light designs for various concerts, edits her own music, and enjoyed coordinating multiple concerts and volunteer opportunities at WMU.
Olivia Palacios (Graphic Design Associate)
Palacios is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Marketing and minor in Dance. She has served as Pitt Dance Ensemble’s Social Media and Graphic Design Chair for the past three years. Olivia is a dancer and choreographer; choreography credits include: Front Porch Theatricals, University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pitt Dance Ensemble, and Millennium Dance Complex PGH. She is very excited to work with JAM!
Megan Clement (JAMpress Fellow)
Megan Clement is a junior at University of Pittsburgh majoring in Sociology, minoring in Dance and is planning on going to graduate school for nursing. Hailing from Illinois, Megan has been trained in ballet at a local ballet school from the age of four to senior year in high school. During her time in high school, she was exposed to various other forms of dance such as jazz and modern and has worked with dance companies within the Chicago area such as Giordano Jazz Dance. While at University of Pittsburgh, Megan has become a part of the executive board of directors of a dance club on campus called Pitt Dance Ensemble. There, she has been involved with not only dancing in pieces produced by students and professionals around the Pittsburgh area, but also involved in the production of the shows the club puts on at the Stephen Foster Theater. While Megan is planning on going into healthcare, she hopes to stay involved with dance in the future, whether it be participating or just a spectator.