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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

People-centric Program Manager possessing multifaceted skills in nonprofit capacity building and strategic development. Creative problem-solver, with remarkable interpersonal skills. Driven to collaboratively contribute to team success and motivated by fast-paced environments. Committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in spaces and practices.

Work Experience
09/2018 to Current
Managing Director Noble House Hotels And Resorts Gateway, CO,

ARENA DANCES is a nonprofit dance company with a 25+ year history of making dance accessible to all through presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings to inspire, promote dialogue and diversity.

  • Creates and manages innovative programming, orchestrating forward-thinking strategies to increase both community engagement and positive social change
  • Organizes events, including community gatherings, classes and company performances. Involves cultivation of new and recurring collaborative partnerships
  • Creates content and executes marketing plans for all aspects of ARENA DANCES' work, with focus on brand identity and strategic communication
  • Spearheads communications with a variety of stakeholders and partners, including Board of Directors, small business owners, corporations/foundations and artistic collaborators
  • Produces and implements critical development strategies to foster relationships with current/future donors and key constituents

Key Achievements - Designed 3 new programs. Implemented use of new CRM software, which resulted in greater clarity of donor engagement for board of directors and is employed as vital resource for development strategies. Increased social media interactions 33%.

09/2019 to 12/2019
Communications/Marketing Consultant Friends Of The High Line New York, NY,

Following a partnership with Shapiro & Smith Dance during ARENA DANCES' Twin Cities Dance Showcase for the Arts Midwest Conference, I was asked to come on as a freelance consultant for their Fall 2019 performance:

  • Developed marketing campaigns and targeted audience strategies for company's revival performance for Notes From a Séance
  • Created social media content with unique content and tone, improving views and clicks
  • Managed relationships and communications with advertising agents to promote performance
  • Initiated exclusive opening-night event at local restaurant. Efforts included start to finish event management and the securing of a local restaurant partner

Key Achievements - Established new community partner for Shapiro & Smith to collaborate with on future programming. Increased Constant Contact open rate to 17% above industry average and doubled social media presence.

07/2018 to Current
Teaching Artist Fred Astaire Dance Studios Racine, WI,

As a dancer myself, I find inspiration and enjoyment in passing on my knowledge and insights of the contemporary and ballet movement forms. In my role as a teacher at Zenon Dance School, I am responsible for the following:

  • Develop lesson plans to teach the dance forms of contemporary and ballet, with emphasis on both technique and personal expression
  • Lead classes for groups ranging in age from 12-45, valuing a breadth of experience levels and backgrounds
  • Foster the space and time for feedback and dialogue with students in order to address their personal goals and hopes for class
05/2018 to Current
Professional Dancer Freelance City, STATE,
  • Currently performing with a variety of professional dance companies in the Twin Cities, including Rhythmically Speaking, Borealis Dance Theatre and Honey Works
  • Have trained and performed in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Nashville and Israel
Internship and Volunteer Experience

Pacific Community Ventures - Volunteer Business Consultant for small businesses & non-profits On-Going

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council - Grant Panelist On-Going

Springboard for the Arts - Summer Intern 05/2017-07/2017

University Collaborative Ambassadors for Northrop - Member 09/2014-05/2015

Expected in
Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Training:
AMAZEworks - Minneapolis, MN,

Currently engaged in a three month DEI training with ARENA DANCES, led by AMZEworks

Expected in 05/2018
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance With A Minor in Leadership
University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities, College Of Liberal Arts - Minneapolis, MN

Graduated summa cum laude, GPA: 3.9. Studied Abroad at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) / Hebrew University in Israel in Fall 2017

Expected in 05/2014
Graduated With Academic & Artistic Honors:
Interlochen Arts Academy - Interlochen, MI

Boarding High School - Areas of study: Dance

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School Attended
  • AMAZEworks
  • University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities, College Of Liberal Arts
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
Job Titles Held:
  • Managing Director
  • Communications/Marketing Consultant
  • Teaching Artist
  • Professional Dancer
  • Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Training
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Graduated With Academic & Artistic Honors

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