KAIROS Dance Theater’s work would not be possible without the support, skill, and dedication of the following individuals:
Lynda Rieman is strongly passionate about collaborating with other artists to create performances that authentically weave together various crafts and mediums. She has been working in the medium of dance since the 1980s, creating performance environments with lighting, sets, found objects, sound, film, and aerial rigging. After receiving her BA in dance from Bard College, she co-founded San Francisco-based Zaccho Performance Group with Joanna Haigood. Lynda has worked as technical director, set designer, lighting designer and director, production manager, and stage manager for companies including CONTRABAND, Joe Good Performance Group, Theater Artaud, Oberlin Dance Collective, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Chitresh Das, and Paul Dresher Ensemble. Lynda enjoys her job as the Production & Theater Manager at the Boston University’s Dance Theater and the new companies she now works with including KAIROS & Dance Visions.
Jayne Murphy has been working in theaters for over 30 years. She has worked in Ireland, Russia, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, South Africa, and across the US with many different dance and theater companies. She toured internationally with the National Theatre of the Deaf for five years as interpreter and company/stage manager. In Johannesburg, South Africa, Jayne oversaw the construction of a new venue, The Dance Factory, which to this day is still the center of dance in the city. For six years, she trained township youth here on all aspects of theater work, giving many of them the skills that launched their own careers. Jayne has also worked at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA since 1993 in a vital management and maintenance capacity. A few of the many companies and choreographers Jayne has worked with and managed over the years include: Prometheus Dance, Nicola Hawkins, EgoArt, Danny Swain, Anna Myer & Dancers, Falling Flight Project, Danny McCusker Dance, Wendy Jehlen/Anikai, Brian Crabtree, Marcus Schulkind, Christine Bennett, and David Parker.
[Assistant to the Director]
Maegen Killeen is a recent graduate of Emmanuel College with a Bachelors Degree in Management and minor in Arts Administration. Maegen has grown up as a dancer of all styles and as a college student chose to concentrate on administrative aspects of performing arts. In her past four years at Emmanuel she has focused her coursework and research on the valuable missions of non-profit organizations, and their position within the performing arts community. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Maegen has recently transitioned to the South Shore in hopes of greater active participation in the non-profit arts sector of Boston.
Melissa Markstein is a sophomore attending Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She is originally from the Boston area, and is currently completing a dance and American studies double major, focusing her studies in the intersection between arts and American culture. She has had the privilege to perform and collaborate with dance artists at Kenyon, participating in a historical re-staging of Jerome Robbins’ “Charleston Ballet” and a classical Bharatanatyam work. She is also the newly elected Women’s Outreach Coordinator for a community service sorority at Kenyon. She is so excited to join the KAIROS administrative team.