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Musicopia Staff

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Catherine Charlton

Executive Director

Catherine leads with a unique combination of analytical drive and creative vision in the role of Executive Director of Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly. Dedicated in service since 2017, and ED since 2020...

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Alecia Burke

Director of Grants & Research

 

Alecia has been with affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) since 2018.

Christina Chen

Program Coordinator

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Christina Chen

Program Coordinator

 

Christina joined affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) in 2022.

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Caitlyn Coleman

Director of Community Engagement & Public Relations

Caitlyn has been with affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) since 2016.

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Ken Eidinger

Gift of Music Program Liaison & Van Driver

"Mr. Ken" joined Musicopia as a Master Percussion Teaching Artist in 2016.

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Alexa Golieb

Brand Storyteller

Alexa joined affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly in 2022.

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Elaine Grobman

Director of Strategic Projects

Elaine joined Musicopia in 2024 to help steer the organization's plans leading up to its 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Director of the Musicopia Drumlines

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Leslie Malmed Macedo

Senior Director of Programming

Leslie Malmed Macedo is a seasoned arts administrator with a focus on traditional and classical music and dance. She has served on the staffs of the World Music Institute (1999-2008), Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (2008-2011), Dance Theatre Etcetera (2011-2014) and the Philadelphia Folklore Project (2014-2016). In 2001, Leslie co-founded Mamadêlê Productions, a company that arranges performances and educational programs that present the music, dance and martial arts of Bahia, Brazil.

Leslie has been with Musicopia since 2016.

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Dionne Long

Senior Director of Finance

Dionne joined affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly in 2022.

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Taia Harlos

Artistic Director & Conductor, Musicopia String Orchestra

Taia joined Musicopia in 2020 and directs and conducts the organization’s student string orchestra ensembles.

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Nathan Rifenburg

Program Director

Nathan has been a part of the programming team at Musicopia since 2018.

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Rasaq Lawal
Director of Student Development & Family Engagement

Rasaq joined affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) in 2021.

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Niamh Sherlock

Social Media Coordinator

Niamh joined the Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly team in 2023.

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Kate Lombardi

Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community

Kate has been with affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) since 2008.

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D'quan Tyson

Program Coordinator

D'quan joined affiliates Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly in 2023.

Christina first joined our partner organization, Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP), in the spring of 2021 as a K-Pop Teaching Artist, later becoming a Ballroom Teaching Artist and DCP and Musicopia’s Program Coordinator in 2022. 

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