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AGMAzine Spotlight on Nardia Boodoo: “Black Ballerinas are Beautiful”

Published February 14, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

This interview was conducted by Alicia Cook, Director of Communications at AGMA, and was originally published in the Winter 2021 issue of AGMAzine in March 2021. “This has been a challenging time period for dancers,” Nardia Boodoo said at the beginning of her conversation with AGMAzine. “I discovered that so much of my identity is centered around my performance career. As dancers, we commit ourselves to the art form. We arrive at the studio prepared and ready to go. I draw energy and inspiration from my colleagues and the Artistic staff. So much of my life revolves around this daily grind. COVID-19 interrupted that flow. Without the energy of preparation, self-mastery, and self-discovery, I felt lost and punished.” It is ... Read More -->

AGMA Areas & Committees

Published December 17, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in

AGMA is a national union, without a system of locals. Nine Membership Areas create structure for member connection across different companies and a pathway to broad member engagement with our union. Many Areas have an Area Executive Committee and an Area Chair. A member's Area is determined by their primary address on record at AGMA. In some cases where an Artist lives in one Area but perhaps has the majority of employment in another Area, that Artist may designate a different Area. Questions? Email membership@musicalartists.org or contact your AGMA staff representative. Rosters were revised on February 21, 2024. MID & SOUTH ATLANTIC AREA Delaware (ZIP CODES 19701-19980)Florida (ZIP CODES 32004-34997)Georgia (ZIP COD... Read More -->

AGMA’s Response to COVID-19 Fallout

Published March 20, 2020   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

We want to start by saying: we will get through this pandemic together. During these unprecedented times, your health and welfare – both physical and mental – is our main priority.   We applaud our AGMA signatory companies that have made the right decision to take care of their artists during this global crisis. By continuing payments, health coverage, and other benefits, these companies are being responsible employers. AGMA vows to work with these companies to get through this difficult period. We are in this together and understand the significant challenges that Opera, Ballet, and Choral groups will face throughout the coming months. AGMA’s Executive Council has been receiving and granting emergency waiver req... Read More -->

AGMA Dancers on “Pointe”

Published February 11, 2020   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

Two of AGMA’s very own appear together on the stunning winter 2020 cover of Pointe Magazine. Catherine Hurlin, 24, and Aran Bell, 21, are both recently promoted soloists with American Ballet Theatre.  New York City-born Hurlin began her training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. She received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. She attended American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar during the summers of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Hurlin joined ABT as an apprentice in December 2013 and the corps de ballet in June 2014.  She was promoted to Soloist in September 2018.  Bell was born in Maryland and wa... Read More -->

AGMAzine Archives

Published November 28, 2016   |  By Nikolas Wenzel  |  Post in

AGMAzine is the official publication of the American Guild of Musical Artists. Below you will find an archived collection of AGMAzines throughout the years. We are continually adding our older issues as we digitize them so please keep checking back!... Read More -->

Member Discounts

Published November 13, 2015   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in

AGMA members in good standing are eligible for a number of great discounts. [s2If !is_user_logged_in()] To view the full list and description of the AGMA Member Discounts that are available to you, please log into your MyAGMA Account and refresh or re-load this page. Discount categories include the following: CAR RENTAL DANCE STUDIOS DANCEWEAR GYM MEMBERSHIP MAKE UP MASSAGE THERAPY MUSEUM MUSIC AND ACCESSORIES NUTRITION PILATES PRESCRIPTION DRUG INFORMATION RESTAURANT SOFTWARE THEATER TICKETS VACATION VOCAL [/s2If] [s2If is_user_logged_in()] UNION PLUS AGMA members are automatically eligible for Union Plus benefits and discounts. Start using them today! Union Plus CAR RENTAL Zipcar and AGMA have joined fo... Read More -->