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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The IPAY Board is a dedicated group of individual leaders in the field of performing arts for young audiences providing expertise, leadership and assistance to the organization. The group is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists and artistic or programming directors, arts marketers and administrators, arts education directors, children's festival directors, and artist managers and agents. Board requirements include attending meetings in person twice a year, in June and at the annual Showcase Conference in January. Additionally, board members are expected to serve on committees, which provide them many hands-on tasks in the operation of the organization as well as up to 12 hours of their time per month.  Board members typically serve two three-year terms.
Executive Committee

Wendy Bable

Freelance Director &
Creative Consultant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Email Wendy


Vice President
Jim Weiner

Managing Director
Boat Rocker Entertainment
Hastings on Hudson, New York
United States
Email Jim

Carolyn Elliott

Director of Programming
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, California
United States
Email Carolyn

Rosa Hyde

Manager, Arts Education Performances
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
United States
Email Rosa

Chair, Selection Committee
Rebecca M. Podsednik

Assistant Director, Programming
Lincoln Center Education
New York, New York
United States
Email Rebecca

Board Members At Large

Bebê de Soares

Arts Manager
Amazonas Network
Santiago, Chile
Email Bebe

Craig Harrison

South Australian Circus Centre & Cirkidz Inc.
Mile End, Australia
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Jennifer Hartmann Luck

Education & Outreach Director
Paramount &
Stateside Theatres

Austin, Texas
United States
Email Jennifer


Josee Hussaarts

Artistic Director
Theatregroep Kwatta
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Email Josee


Robbi Hall Kumalo

Artistic Director
BaliDali Productions, Inc.
The Dalles, Oregon
United States
Email Robbi

Niclas Malmcrona

Stockholm, Sweden
Email Niclas

Laura A. Maness

Supervisor of Community
Education Programs
Popejoy Hall
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
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Emily Marks

Executive Artistic Director
Lionheart Live Arts and Youth Theatre
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Email Emily

Jairo Ontiveros

Assistant Vice President, Education & Community Engagement
Adrienne Arsht Center
for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County

Miami, Florida
United States
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James Packard

Theater Manager
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City, New York
United States
Email James

Andy Packer

Artistic Director/CEO
Slingsby Theatre Company
Adelaide, Australia
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Kathryn Westoll

Managing Director
Geordie Theatre
Montréal, Québec
Email Kathryn


Eric Williams

Director of Tour Operations
Virginia Rep on Tour
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Email Eric

Contact IPAY

International Performing Arts for Youth
C/O CultureWorks | The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107
267.690.1325 phone | 267.519.3343 fax | Contact Us

Our tax exempt ID is 43-1917355

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