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David Baile

David Baile

Chief Executive Officer

p: 1 212 206 8490 x206 dbaile@ispa.org

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.

Ann Pattan

Ann Norris Pattan

Manager of Membership and Events

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apattan@ispa.org

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.

Nora Fleury

Nora Fleury

Program and Development Associate

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nfleury@ispa.org

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. 

Minji Kim

Minji Kim

Communications and Events Coordinator

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mkim@ispa.org

Minji Kim joined ISPA as the Communications and Events Coordinator in October of 2013. Her interest in performing arts and the non-profit sector grew as she interned at Carnegie Hall as a graduate student. Prior to joining ISPA, Minji held various roles in marketing, membership, and fundraising with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Japan Society, and BAM Música. Before moving to the United States, she worked for Biz Communication & Consulting, a PR agency in Korea, serving various clients in for-profit sectors. She 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. Minji serves on the board of Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA) and the Alumni Council of the NYU Performing Arts Administration program.

Melanie Hopkins

Melanie Hopkins

Finance Consultant

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mhopkins@ispa.org

Melanie Hopkins is a business management and financial consultant in the New York metropolitan area. Melanie’s career began in the finance departments of nonprofits, but while employing her skills to help an entrepreneurial friend open her business, she discovered a passion for helping business owners become empowered in their financial management. Melanie's client roster is now more than fifty-strong and ranges from human rights nonprofits to artisanal cheese makers to tech startups. She has taught "Artistpreneur" workshops at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to recent graduates and has been featured as a guest speaker with Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA). As a theatre producer Melanie has produced five seasons with Fault Line Theatre, including the GLAAD award winning "From White Plains" and "Breathing Time" by Beau Willimon (House of Cards). Melanie is a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line and in July 2015 she completed her first (and only) triathlon. 

Rodney West

Membership and Events Intern

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rwest@ispa.org

Rodney West is the Fall 2017-18 Membership and Events Intern. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration at New York University. He is excited to breakout into the field of Arts Management and plans to work within the Non-Profit Arts sector in Development or Marketing. 

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