Staff

Administrative Staff

Marketing/Program Associate
Milan Agnew earned a BFA in Dance and Arts Management minor from Marymount Manhattan College. She is a technical advisor and arts administrator for Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre. In About Staff Member
Milan AgnewMarketing/Program Associate
Milan Agnew earned a BFA in Dance and Arts Management minor from Marymount Manhattan College. She is a technical advisor and arts administrator for Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre. In addition to her administrative work, Ms. Agnew is an ABT® Certified Teacher in levels Primary through Five and works as a freelance dance instructor in New York City. She has taught at various ballet schools, including Ballet Academy East, The JKO School at American Ballet Theatre.
Development Associate
Sarah Benvenuti has worked in arts and culture for over a decade, gaining experience across the country in theater, dance, film, education, and other cultural fields. She has worked with over About Staff Member
Sarah BenvenutiDevelopment Associate

Sarah Benvenuti has worked in arts and culture for over a decade, gaining experience across the country in theater, dance, film, education, and other cultural fields. She has worked with over 40 small arts organizations and individual artists, assisting them with fundraising, financial, administrative, planning, and interim needs.

Benvenuti began her career as Director of Future Tenant in Pittsburgh, PA. Before founding Benvenuti Arts, she served as Special Events Manager of Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Managing Director of Curious Theater Company in Denver, Colorado; and Director of Development and Interim Managing Director of The Civilians in Brooklyn, NY. Having consulted with small organizations and individual artists since 2011, she founded Benvenuti Arts in 2014 with the goal of helping small and mighty organizations build up the operational support needed to create and produce their work.

Benvenuti earned her B.M. in Music Education (piano and voice) from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and her M.A. in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

She has served on the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association Board in Denver, CO and on the Carnegie Mellon Heinz College Alumni Association Board. She is currently the Chair of the Future Tenant Alumni Association, based out of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.Benvenuti has participated in the Arts Leadership Institute of the New York Arts and Business Council and Impact Denver of the Denver Metro Chamber, and was an inaugural Emerging Leaders of New York Arts Fellow. She has been a guest lecturer for arts administration courses at Bard College, St. Lawrence University, and Mercyhurst University. She has sat on a number of grants and conference panels concerning arts management, real estate, emerging leadership, and creative partnerships. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, but travels frequently, meeting artists and friends around the world.

Education Program Manager
Maira Duarte is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer. She obtained an M.A. in Dance Education by New York University, supported by the National Fund for the Arts and Culture About Staff Member
Maira DuarteEducation Program Manager
Maira Duarte is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer. She obtained an M.A. in Dance Education by New York University, supported by the National Fund for the Arts and Culture of Mexico. Her choreographies have been presented in several venues and festivals in Mexico, Spain, Uganda and the United States. Maira has taught in more than twenty schools in the NYC area and New Jersey with the non-profit organizations Education in Dance, Dance Theater of Harlem and the New Victory Theatre. In 2012 she was a full time dance professor at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Presently she performs with Tanztheater Andre Koslowski and directs Dance To The People, a dance laboratory and forum, starting activities in 2014 at the College of Staten Island, supported by the CUNY Dance Initiative. Maira is also an independent dance-film and documentary director and producer. She is currently working in a Dance Film documentary, titled Being There, and a documentary titled The Scientist’s Search, an expedition to the Amazon, which will be featured at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, in Pittsburgh.

 

Company Manager
Jane Hershcopf Schreck has been Company Manager of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre since 2012. During that time she has enjoyed coordinating 5 Benefit Galas, 4 Green Afternoon Dance performances and a About Staff Member
Jane SchrekCompany Manager

Jane Hershcopf Schreck has been Company Manager of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre since 2012. During that time she has enjoyed coordinating 5 Benefit Galas, 4 Green Afternoon Dance performances and a variety of other events and initiatives for the Company. Prior to joining Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, Jane has spent a rich and varied career as a Writer, Producer and Script Supervisor in the film/video industry working on numerous projects from features, TV series and commercials, to her own industrial projects. She has devoted much of the last 10 years to work as a development and events professional specializing in the arts for Armitage Gone! Dance, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Pratt Institute and the Creative Capital Foundation. She is a graduate of Kenyon College with a BA in Theater and holds a Professional Certificate in Arts Administration from NYU.

Executive/Artistic Director
Amanda Selwyn founded Notes in Motion Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in 2000 and in seventeen seasons, has directed over 50 productions, developed a network of artists, and created the curriculum for About Staff Member
Amanda SelwynExecutive/Artistic Director

Amanda Selwyn founded Notes in Motion Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in 2000 and in seventeen seasons, has directed over 50 productions, developed a network of artists, and created the curriculum for Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre’s arts-in-education programs.

Amanda’s choreographic works include: Refuge, Renewal, It’s a Game, Detour, Five Minutes, Passage, Undercurrent, Hearsay, Interiors, Disturbance, Salut, Tilt, Tidal, Shift, Siren, Contradicting Unity, Save My Spot, Hold On, Momentum, and Behind Us. She has choreographed dance for Chicago’s Motivity, a collective of modern choreographers; for theater productions including House on Mango Street, Free to be You and Me, Once Upon a Mattress, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; and for her original theatre productions which include Herland, Yellow Feather, and Slitting the Clouds. In addition to her choreographic work, Amanda has directed off-broadway theater in NYC at at John Houseman Studio, 30th Street Theatre, Grove Street Theatre, Kraine Theatre, Center Stage, and the Producer’s Club. Amanda teaches dance and theatre to New York City children and has been on faculty at independent schools including The Brearley School, Brooklyn Friends School, Beit Rabban School, Solomon Schechter School, and the New Acting Company. She has taught dance composition and technique at the Berkshire Institute for Music and Art and taught dance and theatre in Israel at the Israel Museum, English Village, and the Arad Community Center. Amanda led the workshop “Accessing Inspiration for Dance-Making” at the NYC Arts-in-Education Roundtable’s 2007 Face to Face conference and “Teaching a Choreographic Process” at the 2008 and 2011 conferences. She presented her choreography at NYU’s Women and Theater conference in 2003. She is the recipient of grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Friars Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Community Arts Fund, Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund, and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation. In 2008, Amanda participated in the Choreographer’s Lab program at Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA. Her work has been presented twice on Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage, in the DUMBO Dance Festival, APAP Conference Showcases, the COOL NY Dance Festival, WestFest Dance Festival, Movement Research’s Performance Series, Dance Teacher Summit, Earth Celebrations, Dixon Place, and Pushing Progress at Peridance. Amanda has a 500-hour yoga teacher’s certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and teaches yoga at Laughing Lotus and Crunch Gym in NYC. She has a Masters from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in performance studies and a B.S. from Northwestern University in theatre, women’s studies, and dance.

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