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AGMA Hires Ivy Yan as Counsel and Promotes Anna Peabody to Senior Negotiator

Published April 9, 2024   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA is happy to share two updates regarding its Professional Staff. The Union has hired Ivy Yan as Counsel and has promoted Business Rep Anna Peabody to Senior Negotiator. Ivy Yan Joins AGMA Staff as Counsel Experienced labor lawyer Ivy Yan (she/her) joined the team as Counsel on April 8. Ivy comes to AGMA from McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry LLP, where her practice focused on union organizing, comprehensive campaigns, arbitration, and litigation to vindicate employees' rights at work. "We are thrilled to welcome Ivy to AGMA’s Professional Staff,” said Interim National Executive Director Allison Beck. “With her extensive background in labor and employment law, Ivy brings a wealth of knowledge and experie... Read More -->

Staging Staff Caucus Announces “Unlocking Opportunities: Transitioning to General Director or Management Roles”

Published October 21, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Register The Staging Staff Caucus will present "Unlocking Opportunities: Transitioning to General Director or Management Roles" on Monday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET with guest speaker Jonathan West from Management Consultants for the Arts. Jonathan will address AGMA Staging Staff members interested in one day transitioning into General Director or Management roles, shedding light on the intricacies of the search process. All AGMA staging staff members in good standing are encouraged to attend and learn more! Register today. About Jonathan West Before joining MCA in 2015, Jonathan West was the Director of Communications for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, founded by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright... Read More -->

SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker – Dancer Auditions

Published August 23, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas, New York Area

“SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker” Music and Lyrics by: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Choreographers: Josh Bergasse, Jon Boogz, Graciela Daniele, Caleb Teicher, Jade Hale-Christofi AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS OF COLOR of any and all genders, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds, age 18+ with strong ballet technique About the Audition: In-Person Auditions in NY will be held Monday, August 28 Location: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, Studio 309 Please visit https://tinyurl.com/4e897pmc for Audition Instructions and Materials. About the Production: Contract: AGMA Salary: $1339/week, plus housing and per diem outside of NYC Rehearsal Period (New York and Environs): Tuesday, 9/12/23 thru Tuesday, 10/24/23 ... Read More -->

Ned Hanlon’s First President’s Report

Published July 17, 2023   |  By Nikolas Wenzel  |  Post in All Areas

WATCH ON VIMEO Approximate Transcript of President Hanlon’s First Report Originally presented on June 20, 2023 at the AGMA Board Governors June meeting Good afternoon! I’m Ned Hanlon, and it is an HONOR to deliver my FIRST report as AGMA President. I want to officially welcome AGMA’s Board of Governors to this new term. Whether you are new or returning leaders of AGMA, I want to thank you for volunteering your time, expertise, and unique skillsets to our union’s members and the betterment of the Union. And to ALL AGMA members who may be watching or reading these remarks today, thank you for entrusting me with this privilege; I will not let you down. With the new leadership officially installed, it’s time... Read More -->

Martha Graham Dance Company – 2023-2024 Season Company Auditions

Published April 3, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas, New York Area

The Martha Graham Dance Company is seeking professional dancers to perform the traditional roles of the Graham classics as well as new works by today’s choreographers. Applicants must have a strong command of current concert dance styles, ballet, and Graham Technique. Selected dancers will be offered between 10 and 28 weeks of work for the Company’s 2023-2024 Season, must be able to legally work in the USA, and must become members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO. Salaries will range from $650 and $975 per week. Pre-registration is required in order to guarantee a spot at the audition.  AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Must be technically excellent in a range of current dance techniques and ballet as well as have some e... Read More -->

Happy Holidays from AGMA

Published December 22, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR We hope the final few days of 2022 are kind to you and that you find some time to rest and recharge. It's overwhelming to contemplate all we've been able to accomplish this past year at AGMA. In 2022, AGMA members, supported by negotiating staff, bargained more than forty collective bargaining agreements at signatories across the country, standing together in solidarity to improve the working lives of artists and to change our industries for the better. We organized new bargaining units nationwide; the stage managers at Des Moines Metro Opera and the dancers at Saint Louis Ballet won their unions in 2022, and the dancers at Texas Ballet Theater and Ballet Memphis and the choir at the Philadelphia Orchestra wi... Read More -->

TIME SENSITIVE AUDITION OPPORTUNITY for SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker

Published July 18, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas, New York Area

SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker - Aerial Artists of Asian Descent, Age 18+ MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: DUKE ELLINGTON AND BILLY STRAYHORN CHOREOGRAPHERS: JOSH BERGASSE, JON BOOGZ, GRACIELA DANIELE, CARMEN DE LAVALLADE, CALEB TEICHER, JADE HALE-CHRISTOFI AERIAL DANCE CREATOR: SUMMER LACY ABOUT THE PRODUCTION Contract: AGMA Salary: $1250/week, plust housing and per diem outside of NYC Rehearsal Begins: o/a 9/12/22 in NY Live Performance Dates: 10/19/22–10/30/22 Benedum Center; 11/16/22–11/27/22 NY City Center Filming in Studio: 11/30/22 - 12/10/22 Possibility of Extension SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit the following to SugarHillNutcrackerCasting@gmail.com 1) Link to Aerial Hammock and/or Silks Demo Reel ... Read More -->

Published March 29, 2022   |  By Joseph Conceison  |  Post in

As AGMA members continue to return to work, we have enhanced our online presence and remain committed to sharing auditions and relevant job postings with our members on this webpage – completely redesigned and updated in May 2021. We continue to remind all AGMA signatory companies to send us any upcoming postings to help make sure that thousands of AGMA Artists are aware of job listings and auditions in a timely manner. AGMA signatory companies should submit opportunities to auditions@musicalartists.org and refer to AGMA's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Job Posting Resource Page. Current Postings METROPOLITAN OPERA - 2024-2025 SEASON DANCER AUDITIONS METROPOLITAN OPERA – 2024-2025 AINADAMAR FL... Read More -->

Anna Peabody, Senior Negotiator, Professional Bio

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Anna Peabody (she/her) first joined AGMA’s Professional Staff as a Business Representative in February 2022. In April 2024, she was promoted to Senior Negotiator. Originally from Pasadena, Maryland, Peabody connected with the Arts early on, starting dance classes at age three. She spent her high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland and her summers studying at the Boston Ballet and Chautauqua Institution. Following high school, Peabody began studying ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Elementary Education. Prior to graduating, she began working with BalletX in Philadelphia, PA, where she performed national... Read More -->

Dancer Anna Peabody Joins AGMA as Western Business Representative

Published February 22, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Anna Peabody (she/her) joined AGMA’s Professional Staff as Western Business Representative on February 14, 2022. Originally from Pasadena, Maryland, Peabody connected with the Arts early on, starting dance classes at age three. She spent her high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland and her summers studying at the Boston Ballet and Chautauqua Institution. Following high school, Peabody began studying ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Elementary Education.  Prior to graduating, she began working with BalletX in Philadelphia, PA, where she performed nationally including at The Joyce Theater in New York and t... Read More -->