Rachel is a graduate of Rider University: Westminster College of the Arts with a BA in Theater, concentration in Theater Studies, with a minor in American Studies. She works as a Stage Manager throughout the year for DanceNOW @ Joe’s Pub and has worked as the ASM for several other New York City dance companies, such as Douglas Dunn and Dancers (Aidos) & Keigwin+Co. (Kabaret). She has also stage managed for Steps Repertory Ensemble and Soul Arts Academy (The Infinity Wings). Rachel recently worked as the Production Coordinator for the Princeton Festival. She also stage managed a NYC play adaptation of Don Delilo’s novel The Body Artist. This is her 4th season working with ARB (credits include Pride and Prejudice, Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Firebird, Rite of Spring, Afternoon of the Faun and Don Quixote). Other past credits include Stage Managing Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man with Art House Productions and Special Events Director at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
Originally from Albany, N.Y., Janessa began her career as a ballet dancer, training at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and dancing with the Roxey Ballet Company and as a trainee with American Repertory Ballet. Since transitioning into costuming, she has coordinated wardrobe for many productions including ARB’s Nutcracker, Princeton Ballet School’s Don Quixote and Swan Lake, and other repertory programs. She served as seasonal Wardrobe Supervisor at the Bucks County Playhouse, working on numerous plays and musicals. She was privileged to work with the original cast of Mothers and Sons, a critically acclaimed drama on Broadway. Janessa’s design work with ARB includes Mary Barton’s Shades of Time, Scarlet Sonata, Kirk Peterson’s Glazunov Variations, and Carmen.
Lauren holds a B.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she graduated in 2007. She has been the production stage manager and lighting supervisor for Battleworks Dance Company, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Susan Marshall & Company, BODYTRAFFIC and others. Lauren is the Production Manager/ Lighting Designer for DanceNOW NYC, and the Production Manager for Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers, who will premiere their newest piece, ink, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this winter. In the next year, she looks forward to a new DanceNOW premiere in collaboration with Megan Williams and tours with the critically acclaimed EnGarde Arts.
In Spring of 2016 Allison Bonin graduated from the Maine College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion and textile design with a minor in art history. During her time in Portland, she interned with Portland Ballet’s costume designer, Amy Baxter, for two full seasons where she created costumes for several productions including Boy Meets Girl, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Portland Ballet’s Victorian Nutcracker. As Pamela Moulton’s studio assistant, Allison completed a number of freelance projects for many creative clients, such as the creation of life-sized puppets for Fritz Grobe’s Traveling Light, and the design and installation of set pieces for Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina.
Designs for theater, dance, opera and special events. Dance: Ailey II, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Lustig Dance Theatre, Parsons Dance, Manchester Ballet, Ram Island Dance. Theatre: Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, York Theatre, Curtain Call Inc., Boston College, Montclair State University, University of Hartford, Dramatics NYC, Gallery Players,Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, Resort Players, M+D Productions. A Connecticut native, Chris currently lives in New York City and freelances as a designer and consultant. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut.