Who We Are

Jay Wegman

Jay Wegman

Director
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jwegman@henrystreet.org

Jay is the Director of the Abrons Arts Center and responsible for all aspects of the Center's curation, programming, and administration. Prior to joining Henry Street in 2006, he served as Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine for over a decade and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC from 2004-5. He frequently serves on review panels for public funding and private foundations, and has served on the Bessie Award jury since 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Yale University.

Julio Badel

Julio Badel

Engagement Manager for Visual Arts
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jbadel@henrystreet.org

As Engagement Manager for Visual Arts, Julio coordinates all visual arts classes and school based residencies. He is currently working on a Masters in Leadership in Museum Education at Bank Street College. Originally from Lakewood, California, Julio earned a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California where he began his interest in education and community service. After completing a BFA in Drawing/Painting from San Francisco State University, he remained in San Francisco working with San Francisco MoMA, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Root Division. His museum education practice transported him to Medellin, Colombia to work with El Museo de Arte Moderno. Julio is currently working on a personal project to record his family history through writings, drawings and found objects.

Kim Cox

Kim Cox

Registrar
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kcox@henrystreet.org

Kim is responsible for registering students for workshops and classes. She also manages the music department. Kim has been with Henry Street since 1987, working full time as a receptionist and clerk at Youth Services. She has also worked at Governuer and Bellevue Hospitals.

Jonathan Durham

Jonathan Durham

Director of Exhibitions and AIRspace
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jdurham@henrystreet.org

Jonathan organizes the gallery exhibitions, AIRspace residency program, and many artist related events and programs. Prior to 2008, when he started at Abrons, he was an artist in resident at the CORE Program Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He received his MFA in sculpture from UCLA, and is the recipient of an Aunspaugh Fellowship from the University of Virginia. Jonathan's artwork has been exhibited internationally including Recess, NY; Mixed Greens Gallery, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,TX; CTRL Gallery,TX; Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany; and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.

Jon Harper

Jon Harper

Technical Director
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jharper@henrystreet.org

Jon oversees the technical aspects of the performance spaces and the shows that happens in them. Prior to joining Abrons and Henry Street, he toured as a lighting supervisor with Pilobolus, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. He has also worked for many years as a freelance lighting designer, and created the lighting for dance, theater, opera, performance art, and live music shows. He received his MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Tennessee in 2007.

Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

House Manager
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cjohnson@henrystreet.org

Millie Kapp

Millie Kapp

Engagement Manager for Performance
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mkapp@henrystreet.org

Millie Kapp is the Engagement Manager of Performance, coordinating dance/theater classes and school residencies. Millie has a MA in Performance Studies from New York University and BA in Visual and Critical Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Professional experiences include teaching performance-based classes and workshops and visiting artist lectures at Maryland Institute College of the Arts, the University of Chicago and Stony Brook College. Kapp is a performance artist and has presented her work in Oakland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, and New York, recipient of the CAAP grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and participated in artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, the Chicago Cultural Center and the School of Making Thinking. Though her performance work is primarily dance-based, her work crosses disciplines incorporating video, sculpture and text. Kapp is also a writer and curator and has curated performance events in Chicago and New York.

Rose Marie Ortiz

Rose Marie Ortiz

Operations Manager
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rortiz@henrystreet.org

Rose provides direction and day to day management of several key functions, including administration, operations, human resources, liaison, also assists with events and supports the director with projects, as needed. Prior to joining Henry Street in 2005, she worked for The World Travel Specialist Group for Lawyers, as the Facilities Coordinator. Rose attended Pace University in 1984.

David Savoy

David Savoy

Patron and Artist Services
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dsavoy@henrystreet.org

David is responsible for the information center/front desk area/lobby, providing a gateway for the exchange of information, thereby facilitating the needs of a vibrant cross-section of patrons/students/performers/staff/general art enthusiasts/neighborhood residents/random passers-by. David's previous art-milieu experiences include similar stints with Anthology Film Archives and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Benjamin Schrier

Benjamin Schrier

Engagement Manager for Music
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bschrier@henrystreet.org

Ben Schrier is the Engagement Manager for Music, designing and coordinating music/media classes and school residencies. After attaining a BMS form Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ben went on to work as a composer, recording engineer and music education coordinator. Teaching experiences include private lesson, ensemble, theory and group classes. Though his music is primarily rock-based, his work incorporates elements of classical, jazz and electronic music. In addition to his solo work, Ben is a member of the progressive rock/metal band Die a Hero.

Carolyn Sickles

Carolyn Sickles

Director of Engagement
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csickles@henrystreet.org

Carolyn oversees Abrons' Engagement offerings including classes, seminars, and public programs. She has worked in New York City and South Florida as an artist/curator/art educator; facilitated workshops for the New Museum, Dia Art Foundation, e-flux, NYCMER Annual Conference; guest lectured for Columbia University, Parsons The New School for Design, and New York University; collected/processed exhibition evaluation for Museum of Modern Art. Previous institutions include the Norton Museum of Art and Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Carolyn received her M.S. Edu in Museum Leadership at Bank Street College; B.F.A. in Sculpture and B.A. in Art History at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and Florida Atlantic University. Select residencies, exhibitions, and curatorial experiences include Shift, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Hidden in Plain Sight, Projekt722, Brooklyn; Truck n’ South, Living Room Gallery, Miami; Beyond Delicate, Whitespace at The Mordes Collection and Materially Speaking, Armory Art Center, Palm Beaches.

Moe Yousuf

Moe Yousuf

Managing Director
myousuf@henrystreet.org

Moe is the Managing Director of the Abrons Arts Center. Previously, he's worked and collaborated with the acclaimed Foundry Theatre and Target Margin Theater, as well as performed and presented work at Prelude ’14 (coming soon!), The Bushwick Starr, St. Ann’s Warehouse, SoHo Rep Walkerspace, Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre, The Co-Prosperity Sphere (Chicago, IL), Rubber Rep’s Pilot Balloon (Lawrence, KS), Sam French OOB Festival, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and Tiny Rhino. He holds a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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