Anita Durst
Artistic Director

Anita Durst has been a star, a muse, and a patron of the avant-garde performing arts and emerging arts scene in New York City, since she was 18. She founded chashama in 1995 following the... More

Hayley Ferber
Deputy Director

Hayley supports the Artistic Director in the day to day operations of the Chashama office. Hayley graduated from New York University with a BS in Studio Art and went on to the Rhode Island School... More

Marc Dale
Programs Associate

Practicing performer-musician 1974-2010, armchair poet, resident institutional memory of Chashama. pronouns: he/him More

Jack Gordon
General Manager

Jack joined Chashama in the Fall of 2019. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video. He remains a practicing filmmaker and essayist. More

Alexandria Hodgkins
Space to Present Manager

Alexandria Hodgkins joined Chashama in the spring of 2019 and co-directs the Programs Department. Outside of ChaShaMa she owns a small gallery in the East Village where she curates art shows and organizes community events.... More

Rachel Cohen
Programs Manager

Rachel currently works as a Manager for the Space to Present and Space to Create Program. She is an artist, educator and independent curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art... More

Bryn Pennetti
Communications Manager, Social Media Coordinator, & Graphic Designer

Bryn joined Chashama in the Fall of 2018 after graduating from The New School with a degree in Illustration and Communication Design. She is responsible for creating all graphic and branded elements as well as... More

Emily Kohl-Mattingley
Facilities Director

Emily joined the Facilities team in 2018 – where she balances administrative logistics with hands-on field work for Chashama’s triborough/New Jersey /upstate locations. She transplanted from South Jersey to New York City Fall 2013 after... More

Edwin Smalling
Facilities Manager

Fast-footed and well versed in all mode of transport; Edwin, as facilities manager (2019-present,) bounds through the city, silently devising novel repair schemes. More

Evie K. Horton
Facilities Assistant

Evie joined the team part-time in Fall 2019. She is a painter living in Brooklyn, originally from NJ. She received a BFA from Mason Gross at Rutgers University in 2012 and an MFA from Bard... More

Christina D. Bartson
Grants Manager & Wordsmith

Christina is the Wordsmith & Grant Writer at Chashama. She joined Chashama in 2018, and manages the organization’s institutional giving portfolio and external communications. Previously, Christina worked at the American Civil Liberties Union... More

Alison Bellucci

Alison has worked in the field of accounting for over 20 years, including retail apparel and nonprofit accounting. As Chashama’s Accountant, Alison is responsible for providing accurate analysis and results presented through clear... More

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