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 Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, BalletX, BODYTRAFFIC, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, DIAVOLO, Dorrance Dance, MOMIX, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Parsons Dance, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Trinity Irish Dance Company. SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT also tours productions of Fela! The Concert, Slava’s Snowshow, 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 a skill for cultivating exceptional talent, Selby manages the careers of leading choreographers, dance companies and theatrical events, supporting performance and touring around the world. Drawing upon her lifelong passion for dance, theater, music and film, in-depth working knowledge of creative development and performance, Selby has a keen eye on today’s performance landscape and the care needed to thrive as we head further into the 21st Century.
Margaret Selby has worked on live TV productions, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Daytime Emmys for NBC and CBS as well as projects for A&E, Lifetime, Warner Brothers, SONY, BBC, and USA Networks. Selby worked with The Children’s Television Network (now Sesame Workshop) and with the Great Performances: Dance in America on PBS for eight years.
She also produced and directed Everybody Dance Now, which won a Peabody Award and a Bronze Rose at the Rose d’Or. Her special, Two by Dove, for Dance in America won two Emmy Awards (Outstanding Cultural Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Choreography). Selby produced the first hip hop musical on Broadway, Jam on the Groove with Rock Steady Crew, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and received rave reviews. She also produced and directed, Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation, along with procuring the financing; Selby was able to secure the participation of Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, John Lassiter, Ron Howard and Matt Groening, among others.
Ianthe Demos (Executive 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 (Manager of Contracts & Artists Services) brings her keen eye and attention to details to the contractual needs and touring logistics for both artists and presenters. She also contributes to Selby Artists’ digital branding and curating of social media platforms. Emily graduated cum laude from State University of New York at Geneseo with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Dance Studies. Her passion for dance sparked at age three when she began her training at Westchester Theater Dance Academy. Throughout her education she has taught, choreographed, and assistant directed various university and community dance productions and programs. Prior to her work in artists management, Emily worked as a paralegal at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason and Anello PC. Emily began working with Margaret in June of 2015.
Todd Burnsed (National Sales Director) 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.
Caroline Labreche (Junior Booking Associate) is a recent BFA graduate and Communications minor from Florida State University, cum laude. During her time at Florida State, she had the privilege to work closely with the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Her studies led her to engage in internships with Gibney Dance and Battery Dance Company in New York City. She is also a freelance dancer/choreographer in the city, where her choreographic work explores the fusion of modern dance styles with mixed theater forms while studying human behavior. Caroline is excited to start working with Selby/Artists MGMT!