Discover the Arts

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Fisher Center

Leon Botstein, President, Bard College

Executive Director
Liza Parker, Executive Director*

Artistic Director
Gideon LesterArtistic Director

Brynn Gilchrist ’17, Executive Assistant
Kayla Leacock, Hiring/Special Projects Manager

Artistic Direction
Caleb HammonsDirector of Artistic Planning and Producing*
Catherine Teixeira, General Manager*
Nunally Kersh, SummerScape Opera Producer
Hannah Gosling-Goldsmith, Artist Services and Programs Manager

Alessandra Larson, Director of Development*
Kieley Michasiow-Levy, Individual Giving Manager
Malinda Slayton-Cruz MAT '10, Development Operations Manager
Michael Hofmann VAP '15, Development Communications Associate
Elise Alexander '19, Development Coordinator*

Theater & Performance and Dance Programs
Jennifer Lown, Program Administrator

Jason WellsDirector of Production*
Stephen Dean, Orchestra Production Manager
Allison Hannon, Associate Production Manager
Andrea Sofia Sala, Production Administrator
Rick Reiser, Technical Director
Josh Foreman, Lighting Supervisor
Moe Schell, Costume Supervisor
Kat Pagsolingan, Video Supervisor
Lex Morton, Audio Supervisor

Mark Primoff, Associate Vice President of Communications
Amy Murray, Videographer

Mary Smith, Director of Publications
Cynthia Werthamer, Editorial Director

Marketing and Audience Services
David SteffenDirector of Marketing and Audience Services*
Nicholas Reilingh, Database and Systems Manager
Maia Kaufman, Audience and Member Services Manager
Brittany Brouker, Marketing Manager
Sean Jones, Assistant Marketing Manager
Garrett Sager CHRA ‘23, Digital Archive Associate
Jesika Berry, Senior House Manager
Rachael Gunning ’19, House Manager
David Bánóczi-Ruof ’22, Lead Assistant House Manager
Ash Fitzgerald ‘24, Assistant House Manager
Maya Miggins 23, Assistant House Manager
Paulina Swierczek VAP ’19, Audience and Member Services Assistant Manager
Erik Long, Box Office Supervisor
Jardena Gertler-Jaffe VAP ‘21, Box Office Supervisor

Mark Crittenden, Facilities Manager
Ray Stegner, Building Operations Manager
Hazaiah Tompkins ’19, Building Operations Assistant
Liam Gomez, Building Operations Assistant
Chris Lyons, Building Operations Assistant
Robyn Charter, Fire Panel Monitor
Bill Cavanaugh, Environmental Specialist
Drita Gjokaj, Environmental Specialist
Oksana Ryabinkina, Environmental Specialist

*Indicates an Equity & Inclusion working group team leader. To contact the group as a whole, please email

Bard Music Festival

Executive Director
Irene Zedlacher

Artistic Directors
Leon Botstein
Christopher H. Gibbs

Associate Director
Raissa St. Pierre

Scholars in Residence 2021
Jeanice Brooks 

Program Committee 2021
Byron Adams
Leon Botstein
Jeanice Brooks 
Christopher H. Gibbs
Richard Wilson
Irene Zedlacher

Director of Choruses
James Bagwell

Vocal Casting
Joshua Winograde

Producer, Staged Concerts
Nunally Kersh