SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT is a full service arts management company under the leadership of Margaret Selby. With a curated roster of award-winning and unique artists in the fields of dance, physical theater, opera and world music, SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT establishes and builds upon relationships with presenters across the globe.
SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT’s roster is comprised of luminaries of the dance world such as Michelle Dorrance, Jacques Heim, Jessica Lang, David Parsons, Moses Pendleton, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden as well as today’s most important companies such as Ballet BC, Ballet of Difference, BODYTRAFFIC, Chunky Move, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, DIAVOLO, Dorrance Dance, Jessica Lang Dance, MOMIX, Parsons Dance, Trinity Irish Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts. SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT also tours productions of Fela! The Concert, Slava’s Snowshow, Umbilical Brothers, Waterwall and One Year Lease Theater Company.
In addition to managing national and international tours, SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT actively seeks special television appearances, commercial opportunities and custom made corporate events for their clients, such as Mercedes-Benz, Canon, Hanes, Target, Audi, Kohler, Dow Chemical, BMW, Indorama, OYSHO, Bidvest, MAC Cosmetics, Omani Oil, National Day Dubai and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT successfully secures corporate sponsorships, foundation support, grants, and commissions for individual artists, presenters, and tours.
Margaret Selby and SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT’s personnel maintain a high profile nationally and internationally by attending performances, festivals and conferences such as the International Society of the Performing Arts, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Western Arts Alliance, Arts Midwest, Performing Arts Exchange, Dance/USA, and the Broadway League.
With an eye for cultivating exceptional talent, Margaret Selby manages the careers of major choreographers, dance companies and theatrical events, supporting performance and touring around the world. Having built a successful artist management division from the ground up, her personal care and vision combined with longstanding international relationships and astute business skills, make her an invaluable partner of artists and presenters.
After her first jobs in artist management at CAMI (Columbia Artists Management Inc.) and APA (Agency for the Performing Arts), Selby ventured into public television first with The Children’s Television Network (now Sesame Workshop) and then with the Peabody/Emmy Award-winning series Great Performances: Dance in America. Selby studied dance and music from the age of three and continued her passion for both while working at WNET, absorbing every type of dance America had to offer. Subjects of her programs and documentaries include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris, Garth Fagan, and Ulysses Dove. Prior to working at WNET Selby worked on live TV productions , including The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Daytime Emmys for NBC and CBS as well as projects for A&E, Lifetime and USA Networks.
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Ianthe Demos (Vice President) has worked with Margaret Selby since 2001, producing, company managing and booking touring dates for Selby Artists Mgmt LLC’s incredible roster of artists. In addition to supporting Selby/Artists Mgmt Ianthe is the Artistic Director of One Year Lease Theater Company (OYL). Her directing has been described as “dynamic” (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick) “theatrical witchcraft” (Scott Brown, New York Magazine), “riveting theater” (Ed Siegel, Boston’s NPR), “playfully poisonous” (Terry Byrne, Boston Globe), “a gleaming portrait of our collective contemporary existence”(Andy Propst, American Theater Web) and “a celebration of theatrical energy” (Gerald Berkowitz, The Stage). Interested in the intersection of theater and education, Ianthe has served as a guest director and teacher at Vassar College, Harvard University and PACE.
Emily Andrews (Contracts / Artists Services Coordinator) received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Dance Studies from State University of New York at Geneseo, graduating cum laude. Her passion for dance began at age three with her first ballet and tap classes at Northern Westchester Dance Academy and developed into teaching, choreographing, and assistant directing dance productions for over 20 years of her education. After completing her undergraduate studies, Emily spent two years working as a paralegal at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason and Anello PC. She brings her keen eye and attention to details to the contractual needs for both companies and presenters. Emily began working with Margaret in June of 2015.
Danielle McFall (Booking Associate) began working for Margaret Selby in 2014 at CAMI Spectrum. Now with Selby/Artists MGMT, she oversees the touring commitments for the company’s roster in both Western and Midwestern US territories. Prior to joining Selby’s team, Danielle served as Company Manager at the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Danielle began her career performing with Hartford Ballet and spent ten years touring the globe with MOMIX. After a distinguished career in the field of dance, Danielle was selected by the Kennedy Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music to be part their inaugural Performers in Transition to Arts Management Fellowship. Danielle holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Todd Burnsed (Booking Associate) began working with Margaret Selby in 2014 after touring the globe for twenty years as a performer. Now with Selby/Artists MGMT, Todd is the Booking Associate for the Eastern and Midwestern United States. During his career as a dancer Todd worked extensively with Moses Pendleton’s MOMIX, Jessica Lang Dance, where he also served as the company’s social media and marketing manager, The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center and on Broadway with Twyla Tharp, among others. Todd is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he received his BFA.