Vallejo GantnerArtistic Director
Vallejo Gantner has been Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 since 2005, and a man in the family way since 2007. Prior to this, he was Director of the Dublin Fringe Festival from 2002 – 2004 and Artistic Associate of the Melbourne Festival 2000/01.
Originally from Melbourne, Gantner has worked in a range of capacities throughout the arts in the US, Asia and Australia – as a director, writer, performer, agent, producer and programmer. He was also the co-producer of Spiegelworld in NYC and Miami from 2006-2008. Recently, Gantner has appeared as a performer in “The Curator’s Piece” by Tea Tupajic and Petra Zanki across Europe, Executive Produced the hit indie feature, “Your Sister’s Sister”, by Lynn Shelton and directed a new concert performance by Irish composer / singer Julie Feeney.
He is a partner in a Melbourne micro-brewery – Mountain Goat Beer and sits on the board of the National Performance Network (USA), Jianguo Pty Ltd (Aus), and Four Winds Foundation (Aus) and the advisory board of Fortnight Journal (USA).
Winnie FungDirector of Business and Organizational Resources
Prior to joining Performance Space 122, Winnie Fung held positions in artist-run centers in Canada and in the US. Most recently she was the Operations & Finance Manager at Eyebeam. Winnie was a founding member of Not An Alternative, a Brooklyn Based non-profit organization whose mission is to integrate art, activism and theory. She has also been a member of the curatorial team for Conflux Festival 2008 and UpGrade!NYC.
Derek LloydDirector of Production
Derek is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. After 10 years of working with some of Australia’s best experimental theater and dance companies he began touring Australia, China and New York. Shortly after re-locating to the US, he took a position as a technician at Performance Space 122 in 2000, eventually becoming its Director of Production, a position he still holds. Derek has had the great honor of working with the exciting and challenging artists that PS122 presents, and looks forward to taking PS122 into the future.
Jeso O’NeillCommunications & Branding Manager
Jeso O’Neill proudly hails from the sunny state of Florida where she graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Dance Studies and minor in Business Administration. In her 7 years of living in New York, Jeso has worked with various dance and theater companies in various production, marketing and management positions such as Dancewave, Half Straddle and the Paper Industry to name a few. She made her Performance Space 122 debut by performing in the National Theater of the United States of America’s Chautauqua! which lead to her becoming NTUSA’s Company/Tour Manager from 2009-2012. Jeso enjoys cooking, social media-ing, and cats.
Alex ReevesCreative Technology Developer
Alex Reeves studied writing and film production at Tufts University where he co-founded bushorchimp.com, an early political satire sensation. He went on to found TaketheHandle.com, an innovative online cultural magazine “For Thinking Rascals Everywhere.” For the past few years he has been dedicated to developing creative technology solutions and videos at the legendary downtown performance art venue Performance Space 122. His interest in film is also on display in his production design work on several shorts, music videos and commercials by the Kodak Vision Award-winning directing team PEKING.
Bevin RossInstitutional Giving & Capital Campaign Manager
Before working for PS122 Bevin Ross headed fundraising efforts for several high profile PBS programs for WNET/Channel Thirteen including Nature, Blueprint America, Wide Angle and the highly successful series Women, War & Peace, produced by Abigail Disney and featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Her background also includes business administration and fundraising for Wingspan Arts, a growing arts education not-for-profit serving over 20 schools in the New York City tri-state area. Before coming to New York she helped launch the Artist Story collection for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ website the Chicago Artists Resource, a collection of narratives by Chicago Artists focused on providing professional development advice to their peers. Ms. Ross holds a Masters in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a thesis focusing on international Latino theater festivals in the United States. She also holds a dual bachelors degree in Performing Arts and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.
Lori Vroegindewey Individual Giving and Special Events Manager
Lori Vroegindewey has been with Performance Space 122 since 2004, starting as an intern and working her way through various roles to her current position as Individual Giving and Special Events Manager. Lori is a master composter through the DSNY and in her spare time likes to bike around town.
Jess Edkins Creative Producer
Prior to working at PS122, Jess Edkins was the Producing Assistant at Whitney Live, the live performance department at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she headed projects as varied as Christian Marclay: Festival, Elizabeth Streb’s ASCENSION and the re-staging of Trisha Brown’s Walking on the Walls and Man Walking Down the Side of Building. As a freelance producer she has worked on projects at the Greene Space, Joyce Soho, and Alvin Ailey Studios. She is currently a Master’s Candidate in Performing Arts Administration at New York University and holds a bachelors degree in Dance and Art History from Mount Holyoke College.
Chris Walters started working at PS122 in 2003, and never really went away. He’s thrilled to be back in the more full-time role of Audience Services and Fiscal and Office Manager. A passionate writer and city-enthusiast Chris’ musings can be found on his Corner By Corner blog. He will begin a Masters Program in Urban Planning at Hunter College in February 2013.
Ivan Martinez, President
Charles Kerr, Vice-President
Jason C. Tsou, Treasurer
Howard M. Spector, Secretary
Adam Whitney Nichols