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Jessica Anne Marino

Jessica Anne Marino
jess@jamdancer.com
484.599.0252

 

PROFILE

Dancer, performing arts professional, and educator with solid foundation in developing and enriching productive relationships within organizations. Strengths in leadership, project management, educating, recruiting and expertise in the areas of; Arts Management, Dance Education, Performance, Health / Wellness, and Entertainment Industries. Strength in communication skills and execution within projects. Aggressive and responsive to applying new training methods and materials. Success in marketing, promotion, fundraising and development of creative solutions in order to heighten productivity of new projects and strategy.

 

EDUCATION

2009 – 2011 B.A., Conservatory of Performing Arts Point Park University. Major: Modern Dance, COPA Talent Scholarship

2006 – 2008 Hospitality Management Northampton Com. College

2003 – 2007 Independent Dance Training Muhlenberg Com. Dance Center, *Phila., *NYC (various)

2004 High School Diploma, Major: Dance, Lehigh Valley Perf. Arts Charter High School (LVPA)

 

ADMINISTRATION (SELECTED)

2018-present STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Project Manager (PearlPresents Dance Festival)

2016-present JAMpress management, Founder/Director

2016-present Tracks // where will dance take you?, Co Founder

2011-present Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange, Co Director

2012-present Shana Simmons Dance, Project Manager (Relative Positions, PASSENGER, Objective I, The Missing Peace)

2013-present Center for Theater Arts, Content Manager

2011-2016 River City Artists Management, Director / Artist Manager

2011-2013 Evolve Productions | CDT, Marketing Consultant

2011-2012 MillerDANCE, Marketing Consultant, 501 (c)(3)

2010-2011 Dance Alloy Theater, Marketing Coordinator, 501 (c)(3)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)

2015-present PearlArts Studios, Teaching Artist & Rehearsal Director - STEAM curriculum experience

2015-present Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Jazz Faculty (school)

2014-present University of Pittsburgh, Adjunct Professor, Dance (modern, ballet, jazz)

2011-present Center for Theater Arts, Dance and Musical Theater Faculty

2011-2014 EVOLVE Productions | Continuum Dance Theater

2012, 2014 Propel Charter Schools | ROUTED in Dance & SPdp

2013- 2014 Shady Side Academy Jr. | After School Explorers

2013 Point Park University, Adjunct Professor, Dance/Arts as a Profession Seminar Class

 

CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS (SELECTED)

University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble: Wild Out (‘19), Prelude to Crazy Rhythm ('18), CUT LOOSE (’16), INFATUATION (’15)

Moravian College Dance Company : Wild Out (‘19)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre International Summer Program: Swing your Groove (‘19), Crazy Rhythm ('17), Cool ('16), Mambo ('16)

Lively Pittsburgh: The Crossings ('16)

University of Pittsburgh Stages: Nine the musical (’16), Director: Dennis Schebetta

Opera Theater Pittsburgh SummerFEST: Julius Ceasar (’16), Director: Dan Rigazzi, The Merry Widow(’14), Director: Mo Zou

CTA Productions: Annie (‘19), Mamma Mia (‘18) Mary Poppins Jr. ('17), Zombie Prom('17, ’11), Leader of The Pack ('18), Footloose ('17), High School Musical (’16), 13(’16), GODSPELL (’15), Urinetown(’15), Camp Rock(’14), PIPPIN(‘13), Singin’ in the Rain(’13), Music Man(’12)


CREATIVE WORK (SELECTED, Recent Professional Performance)

2019 sol. (dancer), Choreographer : Staycee Pearl Dance Project, pearlPRESENTS New Hazlett Theatre

2018 - 19 sym (dancer), Choreographer : Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Kelly Strayhorn Theater

2017 ABBEY: In the Red (dancer), Choreographer : Staycee Pearl Dance Project, August Wilson Center

2016 brink (dancer), Choreographer : Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Mine Factory

2015 – 2016 Objective I (dancer), Choreographer : Shana Simmons, Gibney Dance Center NYC ('16), Alloy Studios ('16)

2014 – 2016 PLAYGROUND / …on being (dancer), Choreographer: Staycee Pearl Dance Project (on tour)

2014 Passenger (dancer), Choreographer: Shana Simmons (on tour)

2014 EMPIRE (dancer), Choreographer: Continuum Dance Theater, Off The Wall Theater

2014 Farewell Artisana (choreographer, soloist), Director: Three Birds, Point Breezeway

2014 OCTAVIA, Choreographer: Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Kelly Strayhorn Theater (’12), August Wilson Center (’12), Gibney Dance Center (APAP ’13)

2014 cube[d] & electric flora (choreographer / dancer), Collaboration with Joanna Dauner (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

2014 In the Heights (guest dancer), Pitt Performing Arts Production, Choreographer: Staycee Pearl, Charity Randall Theater, Pittsburgh University

2013 Objects of DESIRE (soloist), Choreographer: Continuum Dance Theater SpringUP Dance Festival, New Hazlett Theater, City Center Studio Theater (APAP ‘14)

2013 …bits and pieces (soloist, Choreographer: Shana Simmons Butler Com. College, Kelly Strayhorn Theater (‘11), New Hazlett Theater (’10)

2013 …on being… (soloist), Choreographer: Staycee Pearl Dance Project Kelly Strayhorn Theater, APAP (’15)

2012 MOVEMENT | Work & L’Effect, Choreographer: Continuum Dance Theater City Center Studio Theater (APAP), Little Haiti Theater (PAE), The Space Upstairs

 

HONORS/AWARDS

2015 Nominated as Emerging Artist, Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement awards

2017, ’16, '15, '14, '13, '12 Project Stream Grant, PPA (Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange)

2009 – ’11 COPA Talent Scholarship, Point Park University

 

*VARIOUS WORKSHOPS / STUDIES

Sample Intensives: Attack Theater, Sidra Bell, Kathleen Bibalo - Nasti, Alyce Finwall, Fabrice Lemire, Doug Elkins Dance Company, Jeanne Solan, Sean Curran, SABA Dance Company, Randy James, Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Regina Larkin/Carmen De Lavallade) *Sample NYC Teachers: Kyle Abraham, Annamaria Mazzini, Nicholas Leichter, Zvi Gotheiner, Johannes Weiland, Kenny Larson, Max Stone, Igal Perry, Sean Stewart, Mary Cochran, Michelle Assaf, SABA, Nina Buisson, Matt Fieldman, David Marquez, Paul Taylor School, Cunningham School

 

SPECIAL SKILLS
Public Speaking, Project Management, Grant writing, Fitness / Conditioning Instruction, Contemporary partnering, Choreography, Improvisation, Ashtanga yoga, Basic tumbling, Pointe work, Vocal work