Contact & Booking

JAMpress | JAMdancer | JAMshop

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JAMpress management is available for;

Event Producing
Promotion & Marketing
Project Management
Booking
Tour Management
Coaching

Inquiries, please email : jess@jamdancer.com
                            call : 484.599.0252

 

Jessica Marino | JAMdancer is available for;

Performances
Workshops (musical theater & theater Jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet)
Speaking Engagements (arts entrepreneurship, arts management, career paths for dancers)
Theatrical Choreography
Choreography Commissions

Inquiries, please email : jess@jamdancer.com
                            call : 484.599.0252

 
 Photo Credit : Abby Gleason photo design studio

Photo Credit : Abby Gleason photo design studio

 

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. Originally from 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 advising. 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) EMAIL JESS

 

 

 

Lauren Forsythe (JAMpress Fellow) is a senior communications major at the University of Pittsburgh. Before beginning her studies at Pitt, Miss Forsythe had extensive classical ballet training at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet School. As well as training in Pittsburgh, Lauren also spend various summers at schools all over the nation, including Boston Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. During her time dancing Lauren performed many classical ballet works as well as pieces by George Balanchine. Miss Forsythe has also performed with Texture Contemporary Ballet Company. Lauren attended Point Park University as a dance major where she studied ballet and modern dance. At Pitt, Lauren is involved in the Communications Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta, and is pursuing a certificate in Corporate and Community Relations. This fall will be Miss Forsythe’s first season with JAMpress Management. EMAIL LAUREN

 

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Maddison Manolis (Marketing and Operations Associate) is a Pittsburgh based performing artist, dancer, and Hatha yoga instructor. In the Spring of 2018, Manolis will be receiving 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 casted in a dance film produced by Marta Renzi, “Plant, Plow, Reap,” that has been shown nationally and internationally around the world. Manolis was selected to perform work in Lindsay Fisher-Viatori “Over Exposed” concert at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, Pa. Additionally, she performed a piece by Teena Marie Custer in “The John Edgar Wideman Experience,” at the August Wilson Center. Manolis exclaims, "I am so excited to be a part of the growing business of TRACKS // and JAM, companys that helps dancers find a place in the arts amongst the many American cities."
EMAIL MADDISON

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Allison Long (Assistant Artist Manager), originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, 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. EMAIL ALLISON