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About / Staff


Thank you for your interest in Carolina Performing Arts. Below is the full staff listing (includes full- and part-time staff). To contact an individual department, click here.

Chancellor James Moeser, Interim Executive and Artistic Director

Mike Johnson, Associate Director
Mary Dahlsten, Business Manager
Annette Strom, Associate Business Manager
Dani Callahan, Business Operations Assistant

Ketura Parker, Director of Development
Betsy Busald, Assistant Director of Development
Laura Pinto-Coelho, Development Manager

Marketing & Communications
Jana Jackson, Director of Marketing and Communications
Christina Rodriguez, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Courtney Melvin, Revenue and Analytics Lead
Jess Abel, Marketing and Communications Manager
Ashli York, Sales and Ticketing Specialist
Idalis Payne, Patron Services Coordinator

Venue Operations
Angela Brickley, Production Manager
Brad Munda, Production Manager
Aaron Pickett, Production Manager
Mike Levine, Assistant Production Manager, Audio
Miranda Miller, Assistant Production Manager, Stage Supervisor
Mark Steffen, Events Manager
Rebecca Black, Audience Services Manager

Programming, Artistic, and Engagement Services
Amy Russell, Director of Programming
Amanda Graham, Associate Director of Engagement
Chris Massenburg, Rothwell Mellon Program Director for Creative Futures
Lauren DiGiulio, Mellon DisTIL Postdoctoral Fellow
Chris Pendergrass, Artistic Planning Manager
Megan Whitaker, Artist Services Manager
Alyssa Fisher, Artistic Coordinator
Ellie Pate, Artistic Coordinator

Student Staff
Carolina Performing Arts is grateful for the more than 100 students who work on our Ticket Services, Administrative, Artistic, Development, Audience Services, and Production staffs, including Audience Services Coordinators Brandon Bent, Kolby Hines, Sanjana Subramanium, and Jess Wangler, and Ticket Services Coordinators Dakota Evans, Kris Lukas, Julia Slawek, and Greer Taylor. It is their hard work and dedication that make every performance a success.