Arts Management 2009-2010 Fellows
Maxim Antoshin holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Academy). As a professional bassoonist, Mr. Antoshin played with many orchestras and ensembles in St. Petersburg, Russia. He started his management career at the age of 15, when he became a director of his school's Symphony Orchestra. Later he founded a youth orchestra, managed ensembles, organized tours and a variety of events, and recorded CDs and soundtracks for movies. He came to The Kennedy Center from Canada, where he worked as a director of marketing and audience services with Theatre North West in Prince George, British Columbia.
Aliza Arenson was the director of educational programming at Pentacle, a performing arts service organization that trains young people for careers in dance with a focus on administration and production. Prior to this, she was Pentacle's Booking Administrator. At Materials for the Arts- NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, she administered an online material donation program for over 3,500 organizations. Ms. Arenson has worked as a consultant to individual choreographers, completed the Dance Theater Workshop Arts Management Lab, and was a member of the 2006 Arts Leadership Institute (Arts & Business Council NY) and the Community Resource Exchange/CUNY School of Professional Studies Fundraising Institute 2009. She was an intern for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Magazine, Williamsburg Arts NeXus, and Buglisi/Foreman Dance. Originally from San Diego, CA, she is a graduate of Barnard College- Columbia University with a BA in dance history and art history.
As orchestra manager for the Lexington Philharmonic, Shannon Cline recently completed the coordination of a two-year search for a new music director. Her accomplishments include expanding orchestra touring activities and providing increased support services to presenters in Appalachian, KY, spearheading the creation of a Hispanic outreach program, and the redesign of the chamber music series. Ms. Cline is also the founding director of the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. She serves on the board of the Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky and teaches clarinet at the Central Music Academy. Past activities include managing the box office for Yale University's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and working with the Kronos Quartet. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May 2004 and holds a BA in arts administration, with a concentration in music performance.
Anne-Cecile Corneillet comes to the Kennedy Center from her position as tour and promotion manager for French contemporary dance choreographers Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Daniel Dobbels and Alban Richard. Previously she has served as communications manager for both venues and artists in her hometown Rennes (France) where she participated in audience development actions. She has studied at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and worked in New York as communications assistant for choreographer Jonathan Hollander. She has obtained a master's degree in cultural development strategies from Avignon University (France) and an MBA from Rennes University (France).
Alison M. Friedman
Alison M. Friedman founded Ping Pong Productions in 2009, building on more than seven years experience working in the performing arts in China. She was the international director of the Beijing Modern Dance Company, after which she became general manager of Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun's Parnassus Productions, Inc. She came to Beijing in 2002 on a Fulbright Fellowship and has conducted research for the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Asian Cultural Council. She has worked as consultant for the U.S. Embassy in China, Columbia University, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. From 2003-2005 she hosted a live music program on China Radio International (CRI). She has produced international performance festivals in Beijing and was production coordinator for the John F. Kennedy Center 2005 Festival of China in Washington DC. During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games she co-produced the Sino-U.S. modern dance festival "booking DANCE FESTIVAL beijing 2008". Ms. Friedman has collaborated with the Living Dance Studio and the National Theater Company of China and has choreographed and directed a bilingual production of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. The production premiered in May 2005 at the China National Theater Company's East Pioneer Theater and had a revival in March 2009 at Shanghai's Lyceum Theater.
Uday Sharad Joshi
Uday Sharad Joshi recently completed his master's degree at Harvard University and holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. Prior, he worked as a consultant with AlamedaCounty's Office of Education for Arts Learning Leadership; and servedon both the City of Oakland's Cultural Affairs Commission and the Port of Oakland's Public Art Commission. In addition to producing the Oakland Youth Arts Festival, he also served on the senior staff for the Oakland School for the Arts. He previously worked as thedirector of youth programs and Project 2050 at the New WORLD Theater at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Born in New Jersey, Bryan Matluk calls the town of Belfast, Maine home. A 2004 graduate of the University of Maine, he majored in English literature with minors in history, philosophy and psychology. Mr. Matluk was also a member of the Honors Program for which he was awarded "Highest Honors" for his thesis on modern American aesthetics entitled Appalachian Spring and All. Following graduation, he worked for "City Year, Chicago," an AmeriCorps program focused on community service, literacy tutoring and after school programming in under-served Chicago public schools. He studied ballet under Marcia Dale Weary at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, where he has since been a part-time faculty member, director of educational outreach, residence director and most recently, acting executive director.
Stephanie Pacheco is the Outreach & Arts Education Manager at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College. She develops more than 200 residency events each year, providing unique opportunities for students, faculty, and members of the Upper Valley community to interact with artists from around the globe. Before joining the Hop, Stephanie managed the theater program at BRIC Arts|Media|Brooklyn, where she launched the BRIClab artists' residency for development of new work in theater, music, and dance. Her management experience also includes work with BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival; four years as Production Manager and Marketing Director for Storahtelling, an internationally touring company that uses performing arts in Jewish education and literacy building; and Manager/Lead Curator of the Bronfman Center Gallery at New York University. On a freelance basis, she has worked at venues including Classic Stage Company, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Lincoln Center, the Spirit of Broadway Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, France. A 2010 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Fellowship in Arts Management, Stephanie holds a BA in Dramatic Literature & Theater History from New York University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Mud/Bone Theater Collective in Brooklyn, NY.
Gail Packwood comes to the Kennedy Center from Toronto where she was the associate producer at the Canadian Stage Company. She was responsible for securing the creative personnel for the nine productions a year that the company produced - from casting to contract negotiations. She is also the board president for the Theatre Centre in Toronto, an arts incubator focused on supporting new work and new ways of working. Ms. Packwood worked for six seasons in company management and production for Mirvish Productions. She holds a master's degree from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto and a BFA in theater from York University.
Damion A. Parran is a Washingtonian who recently completed his fifth season serving as managing director for Watts Village Theater Company (WVTC), a nonprofit multicultural theater organization based in Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA in theater management from CalArts. While at WVTC, he co-developed and produced over ten of the organization's theater projects and worked directly with the board of directors to successfully increase the organization's operating budget. After completing his BFA, he became a member of Cornerstone Theater Company's artistic ensemble and administrative staff. While there, he worked as office manager, associate producing director and education coordinator. During his 14 years in Los Angeles, he worked as reading coordinator for many of Center Theatre Group's (CTG) playwriting laboratories and new work festivals. He also served as production assistant and program coordinator for CTG's Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.Y). In 2005, Mr. Parran received Cornerstone Theater Company's Quentin Drew Community Bridge Award.