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Jessica Anne Marino

Jessica Anne Marino



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.



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)



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)

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)



2014-present University of Pittsburgh, Adjunct Professor, Dance

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

2015-present PearlArts Studios, Teaching Artist & Rehearsal Director

2015-2016 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Jazz Faculty (school)

2011-present 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



Lively Pittsburgh: The Crossings ('16)

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

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

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

CTA Productions: 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)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre International Summer Program: Crazy Rhythm ('17), Cool ('16), Mambo ('16)

CREATIVE WORK (SELECTED, Recent Professional Performance)

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



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



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


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