Ebony Noelle Golden
Mrs. Green graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy and a minor in Drama. She began her arts administration training as an intern at the Durham Arts Council and furthered her experience working for the American Dance Festival as Space and Equipment Coordinator and Central Services Director. She was managing director of the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble from 1985-1989 and Director of Touring and Presenting for the North Carolina Arts Council from 1989-1992.
In 1992, she founded her own company, PMG Arts Management, to provide booking, management and consulting services to performing artists, companies and organizations throughout the country. Currently representing well-established and emerging artists, including the renowned Ron K. Brown/Evidence, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and Philadanco!, Mrs. Green is honored to have worked as the exclusive booking agent for the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and Ron K. Brown/Evidence 1999-2009. She produced Evidence’s collaboration (Blueprint of a Lady: The Once and Future Life of Billie Holiday) with Grammy nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and the acclaimed tour of Evidence’s One Shot featuring the photography of the late Charles “Teenie” Harris.
She has served as a board member, consultant, panelist, or workshop leader for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Michigan Council for the Arts, the International Association of Blacks in Dance, the North American Association of Performing Arts Managers and Agents, the City of Durham North Carolina’s Cultural Advisory Board, and the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium. She co-chaired the 2005 and 2006 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference Committees, and served six years on the Advisory Committee for the National Dance Project and the Board of Directors of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Most recently, Mrs. Green has worked with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters EMC Arts Innovation Lab and helped to design the APAP Leadership Fellows Program, which launched in 2015. She is also a 2016 panelist for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the University Musical Society’s Dance Series. Mrs. Green enjoys mentoring bright young talent in the field and is an active alumna of Duke University where she served on the Executive Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Blacks at Duke and the Duke Proceed Committee that followed. She resides in Durham, North Carolina with her husband Isaac, President and CEO of Piedmont Investment Advisors and fellow Duke alum, and their dog Flash. She has two children, Isaac II age 23 is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of Film and Television, and Anica age 20 is an International Relations major at Brown University.
Michael Moore moved to New York City from Kansas in 1992 to begin his career as an actor, with the assistance of a major grant from the Kansas Cultural Trust. A few of his credits include Cyrano, The Musical (Broadway, dir. Ebby Habbema), the original cast of Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol (Broadway, dir. Mike Ockrent), the national tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bette Midler’s remake of Gypsy on CBS (Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Producers; Emile Ardolino, Director), HBO’s Mrs. Harris with Annette Bening and Sir Ben Kingsley (Christine Vachon, Producer; Phyllis Nagy, Writer & Director), and The Cosby Mysteries on NBC. Off and on during this period, he also worked as an assistant at Touring Artists Group (now The Booking Group), served as company manager for the South American tour of Grease!, and toured the actual country of Greece with a millennial concert tour of American Musicals.
In 2001, Moore relocated to Los Angeles to join the management team of Nicole Kidman at Handprint Entertainment and subsequently joined Universal Pictures to work directly with then Co-Presidents Scott Stuber and Mary Parent and Chairman Stacey Snider, in all aspects of film production, release, and distribution. In 2004, Moore founded LTM Artists, Inc. a management, booking and production company in Los Angeles specifically devoted to the representation of directors, designers, choreographers and special artists. One such special artist was Taiwanese piano prodigy Kit Armstrong who Moore placed on The Late Show with David Letterman and who subsequently received recording offers from Universal Music and Sony/BMG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oH3S0uA54
Moore produced several concerts for California State University, Northridge with renowned artists Frederica von Stade, Linda Eder, The Gramercy Trio, David Parsons, and Metropolitan Opera sensation Angela Brown. He also produced two large-scale “event” international rallies and campaigns in New York City for the United Nations and World Health Organization. In 2005, Moore made his Broadway producing debut with Hal Holbrook’s 50th Anniversary production of Mark Twain Tonight! In 2008, he produced the late Roger Rees’ one-man show What You Will to rave reviews at American Conservatory Theatre, which subsequently played the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End. That same year Moore also joined Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency in New York as a theatrical literary and booking agent.
After two years at Paradigm, Moore founded Michael Moore Agency under the umbrella of Smart Magna, a global literary and visual media agency headquartered in Athens, with additional offices in Berlin and Barcelona. Together with business partner, Alex Constantinides, Moore represents writers, composers, directors, designers, choreographers, and music directors in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Moore is and/or has previously been a member of The Broadway League, The League of American Symphony Orchestras, Opera America, The Point Foundation, a board member of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Western Arts Alliance, The Performing Arts Exchange, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, with a B.A. in theatre, and a lot of French. In his spare time, he is currently enrolled as a first year law student at Fordham Law School in New York City. www.michaelmooreagency.com and www.smartmagna.com
Ebony Noelle Golden
BGS Principle Strategist
Ebony Noelle Golden is the CEO and principal engagement strategist at Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC. BDAC is a NYC-based cultural arts direct action group that works to inspire, instigate, and incite transformation, radical expressiveness, and progressive social change through community-designed, culturally-relevant, creative projects. The Houston, TX native is also an accomplished performance artist, poet, director, and choreographer who stages site-specific rituals and live art performances that profoundly explore the complexities of freedom in the time of now.
After completing graduate school and serving as literature and creative writing professor in Durham, North Carolina, Golden funneled her passion for entrepreneurship, arts, culture, and community-based education into BDAC which powers some of the most forward-moving organizations and initiatives pushing for progressive social change. Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative has worked with more than fifty organizations over the last seven years, internationally.
Ebony holds a Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies from New York University, a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from Texas A&M University.
Lauren Parish holds a B.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she graduated in 2007. She has been the production stage manager for Battleworks Dance Company, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Susan Marshall & Company, BODYTRAFFIC, Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center and others. She recently lit American Repertory Ballet’s Firebird at McCarter Theater Center. Lauren is the Production Manager/Lighting Designer for DanceNOW NYC, the Production Manager for American Repertory Ballet, and a resident stage manager for New Jersey Performing Arts Center. In the next year, she looks forward to a new DanceNOW premiere in collaboration with Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott and the creation of American Repertory Ballet’s newest evening-length work, Pride and Prejudice. This is Lauren’s third year with Camille A. Brown & Dancers. She lives in Brooklyn, but you can find her online at www.laurenparrish.com.
Lauren Gibbs is a multi-disciplinary arts administrator with 14 years of experience and proven results in diversified fundraising strategies. As a former dancer, she has predominantly worked with start-up to medium sized dance companies and dedicates her career to promoting and advancing the nonprofit cultural sector.
In addition to her work as grants manager since spring of 2013 with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, she has held both directorial, full-time and consulting position in development for a variety of arts organizations, including: Ballet Hispanico, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Afro House Productions, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, Gallim Dance, Museum of Arts and Design, Signature Theater Company, Tarrytown Music Hall, Millay Arts Colony, Queens Symphony Orchestra, and Dakar Vert, among others.
She has extensive experience in the creation and implementation of annual and capital development plans; solicitation of diversified support through prospect research, grant writing, membership and individual giving; board recruitment, cultivation, governance, retreat management and committee leadership; event planning and execution; nonprofit incorporation, feasibility studies, strategic planning and general management.
She has taught development strategy as a guest professor for the Master’s Program at Brooklyn College and Hostos College. She has served as a multi-year dance grant panelist for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and as a SmART Bar presenter at the Dance/USA Philadelphia and Dance/NYC Winter Symposiums. She is currently an Advisory Board member for Monica Bill Barnes & Company and a member of many local cultural nonprofits in Brooklyn where she resides. She is also a yogi and believes strongly in the positive power of regular movement practice and meditation.
She received her M.A. in Performing Arts Administration from N.Y.U. and a dual Bachelors Degree in Dance/Theatre and International Business from James Madison University.
Robert MCintyre is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and works all over the northeast region in PA, MA, upstate NY, and NYC freelancing in theatre and dance. Robert holds a B.S. Dual Degree in business management and technical theatre from East Stroudsburg University of PA, where he graduated in 2012. He has had the opportunity to intern at Williamstown Theatre Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where he has served as the Production Coordinator for their Inside/Out Series. Robert has been the stage manager for Stephen Petronio Dance Company, TAKE Dance, Gallim Dance, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Keely Garfield Dance, and Damage Dance. Recently, he lit The Student Company and Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group.
Social Media Consultant
Ashani Mfuko is a Social Media Strategist, Digital Marketing Specialist, Award-Winning Blogger, and Professional Dancer. Ashani works with small businesses, corporations, & non-profit organizations as a Social Media Strategist and Digital Marketing Specialist. She creates results-driven, innovative social media strategies that are proven to increase your revenue and catapult your brand to expert status in your niche! She has an extensive track record of creating and implementing successful social media strategies for her clients.
Ashani has been featured in Dance Magazine, as a “Media Maven”, as well as in Dance Mogul magazine, Inside Woman magazine, & Dance Studio Life magazine, in addition to various dance blogs online. She is the author and creator of the, “Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit“ e-book and workshop, and her dance blog won the Reader’s Choice, “Top Dance Business Blog” of the year award, two years in a row. She is a leader in the field of social media marketing and online branding, and is very well-known and sought-after as a dance performer, teacher, and dance media specialist in New York City and abroad.
Ashani is on staff at the Joffrey Ballet School, in New York City, and teaches Advanced Jazz classes for their Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive program.
Ashani Mfuko is a New York City native, and graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, and in Hispanic Studies. Ashani received much of her training from the The Ailey School, and is trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, West-African, Latin, and Ethnic-Fusion dance. Her Jazz dance training came from master teachers including Fred Benjamin, Sylvia Wong, Patti Wilcox, Sue Samuels, and Jay T. Jenkins.
Jordan Lugenbeel is the web manager for this site. His web design company is JML Digital and has been designing websites and brands since 2010.
Jordan is also a dance artist and goes by the name Jrive. He makes video dance pieces and released his first video album, “Mix Site”, online at JriveDance.com.
He attended the University of Colorado- Boulder where he met the Hip-Hop dance legend Dr. Rennie Harris. He served as Dr. Harris’ executive assistant and web/brand manager for 3 years.
Jordan now resides in Florida where he does web design and is working on his next dance album, set to be released in the summer of 2018.
Darralynn Hutson has worked as a Journalist and Publicist specializing in entertainment and business visibility; television, film and tours; red carpet premieres and special events for more than 15 years. Now the owner and CEO at DHutson, LLC Darralynn has built her brand on the ability to blend and leverage her urban and female-focused media relationships with traditional mainstream press and corporate brands – amplifying exposure for her entire client base. Darralynn prides herself on staying tapped in to cultural trends, analyzing opportunities, then applying this forward-thinking approach creatively to client campaigns.
Rachel Watson began her dance training at the age of four at Jubilate School of the Arts under the direction of Domini Boling in Raleigh, NC. After attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Dance Program in 2008, she was recruited to attend school there, and received her BFA in Contemporary Dance in May of 2012. As a student at UNCSA, she worked with Eric Oberdorff, Zane Booker, Elizabeth Parkinson, Helen Simoneau, Brenda Daniels, Juel Lane, Nicole Wolcott, and Mark Dendy to name a few. She studied at the American Dance Festival in 2010, Doug Verone and Robert Battle Summer Workshops. Since relocating to New York, she’s performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors with Mark Dendy, Westfest, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub, ABC’S Manhattan Love Story, apprenticed with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and danced in music videos for Vanity Fair, VICE/Black Coffee, SKYPE commercial, and local indie bands, and continues to work in the commercial dance industry. Currently, she is a teaching artist for Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs and runs her own arts company, Blue Morph Collective.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Indira Goodwine is an arts administrator committed to using art as a form of activism to educate, inspire and service diverse communities. She has been the Company Manager for CABD since 2012 and transitioned into the role of the first Managing Director for the company in August 2016. In her new role, she is responsible for Board leadership and nonprofit incorporation and oversight, fiscal management and overall administration of the company and management of all consultants and administrators. Her professional career in arts administration began as intern at Harlem Stage in 2011 and she completed her work there in July 2016 as General Management Associate.
Ms.Goodwine has participated in notable programs, such as the American Express Leadership Academy and Dance/USA’s DILT Program. She was on the 2006 list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, the 2008 Humanitarian of the Year for The College of Visual Arts, Theater and Dance at The Florida State University, and has received other awards and scholarships in her dance, academic, and professional career.
As a performer, she has had the opportunity to perform works by Camille A. Brown, Earl Mosley, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Millicent Johnnie, Toni Renee Johnson, Shani Collins-Achille, Shouze Ma, Tamara LaDonna Williams, and Troy Powell, among others. She received her M.A. in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a BFA in Dance Performance from The Florida State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Michelle Fletcher is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, Company Manager for Camille A. Brown and Tour Manager for Beth Gill. Fletcher earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, from North Carolina School of the Arts and her Master of Fine Arts, from Florida State University. In 2014, Fletcher served as a Fulbright Scholar at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, teaching contemporary technique and dance technology. Before moving to New York in 2015, Fletcher lived in San Francisco and served as Company Manager for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for five years.