Intern Ashley David is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park where she double majors in communication-public relations and dance. Her ultimate career goals are to perform dance, teach dance and combine her public relations skills with her passion for dance and become a well-rounded arts administrator.
Currently, Ashley is spending her sumer at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as a Press and Editorial Intern with Jacob’s Pillow Dance during their 2013 Festival Season. She is responsible for conducting media relations with all artists performing in the Doris Duke Theatre, one of two theaters at the Pillow. She will write press releases, show programs, pitches, and media advisories, maintain a media archive, and create press packets. She will also be gaining experience working in the box office and giving tours, including a specially designed kid’s tour.
In summer 2012, she had her first experience in the Washington D.C. arts management world as a PR/Marketing intern for the nonprofit organization, CityDance. She spearheaded many marketing, design and public relations projects in the administrative office and worked at the conservatory. In September 2012 she had the privilege of dancing with the amazing CityDance faculty in the first annual faculty show, FRESH VISIONS: under one umbrella.
During the school year she is the Undergraduate Assistant to the Director of Marketing and Communications for the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park. She focuses on managing the website and marketing news and events through digital and social media.
In her spare time, she is the President of UM UnBound Dance Team, Internal Development Morale Captain for Terp Thon, Event Coordinator and Dance Instructor for the UMD Chapter of Delta Chi Xi-Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc., a member of the Maryland Dance Ensemble, a Student Ambassador for UMD College of Arts and Humanities, a Tour Guide for Maryland Images and a member of Maryland Students for the Arts.
Ashley couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to intern with 4dancers! Her responsibilities include maintaining, formatting and updating the 4dancers website. Additionally, she writes blog posts, manages social media and link builds with other blogs.
For more information about Ashley, please visit: http://ashleymdavid.wordpress.com/
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