Chief Executive Officer
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David Baile is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) based in New York. ISPA is an international network of more than 400 leaders in the performing arts from 50 countries. Prior to joining ISPA in 2007, David enjoyed a 20 year career in the arts in Toronto in both management and consulting roles and in a variety of disciplines including contemporary dance, theatre, literary arts and music. For the 7 years prior to ISPA, David was the General Manager of Opera Atelier, an internationally renowned company noted for its period productions of baroque opera/ballet. Prior to this appointment, David was the Managing Director of Factory Theatre.
In his current capacity, he is frequent speaker and contributor with a variety of global organizations including the Shanghai Performing Arts Fair, Association of British Orchestras, Sphinx Organization and Association of Asian Pacific Performing Arts Centres to name but a few. He holds an Honours B.A. in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario.
In addition to his professional involvement in the arts, David is also very active with volunteer positions including past membership on the Mayor’s Round Table on Arts and Culture (Toronto) and positions on the Board of the Toronto Arts Council (Chair of the Large Institutions Committee), and OPERA America. He is a Chief Executive Global Fellow of National Arts Strategies and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Program and Development Associate
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Nora Fleury is the Program and Development Associate for the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA). Prior to joining ISPA, she held various roles in programming, fundraising, and marketing with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Mellon University Master of Arts Management Program, 92nd Street Y, Luminato Festival, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. She has a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. Having lived and worked in the United States, Canada, and France, Nora values the richness of cultural diversity and the role of the arts in connecting a global community.
Communications and Events Coordinator
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Minji Kim joined ISPA as the Communications and Events Coordinator in October of 2013. Her interest in performing arts and the nonprofit sector grew as she studied in the graduate program at New York University and interned at Carnegie Hall. Prior to joining ISPA, Minji worked for Biz Communication & Consulting as the Account Executive in Korea, as Executive Assistant at BAM Música, as an individual giving intern at Japan Society, and as a marketing intern at Orchestra of St. Luke’s. During her graduate studies at the University of Florida, she taught a Visual Communication for Public Relations course for undergraduate students as a lab instructor. Minji holds a M.A. in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, a M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising from Sookmyung Women’s University.
Ann Norris Pattan
Manager of Membership and Events
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Ann Norris Pattan is a mom and an arts administrator who has built a diverse career over more than 10 years. Ann's tenure with ISPA began just in time for the 2014 New York Congress. Prior to her time at ISPA, she served as General Manager for Meredith Monk/The House Foundation, and consulted with Brooklyn-based Triskelion Arts and Artichoke Dance among others. She worked as a Development Manager for Ballet Hispanico and has held positions with Gallim Dance, The Vail International Dance Festival, Baylin Artists Management, Dance/USA and The Kennedy Center. She has been a showcase panelist for South Arts and Arts Midwest and is an alumni of the Emerging Leadership Institute at APAP. Ann holds a Master's Degree in Dance and Arts Management from The American University in Washington, DC.
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Melanie Hopkins serves as financial controller for over 30 small businesses and arts organizations. She is also Senior Associate Producer for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where she also serves as dramaturg and member of the reading committee. With Rob Shapiro she has produced Isaac Oliver's "He Who Laughs: Live" and "Cabaret Sauvignon." She is currently writing a book on producing musicals for Oxford University Press and developing an educational web series about theatrical production.
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Tess Hwang is the Membership and Events Intern at ISPA. Before moving to New York to pursue her education, she graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and became a public visual arts teacher for three years. Currently, she is working at the Museum of Chinese in America as the Out-of-School Time Educator and completing her Masters Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. In March she will be presenting at the National Arts Education Association in New York as one of the winner of the Chicago Foundation of Education Grant. She is excited to join our ISPA team!