Portland Ovations is happy to add a new member to the Ovations team: Jamie Barilone, Development Manager. In her role, Jamie will focus on deepening relationships with Members, grants management, stewarding relationships with corporate partners, and special events management.
“I am deeply honored to have been offered this new position with Ovations,” said Jamie. “Working in the performing arts world has been a longstanding dream of mine and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make meaningful and tangible contributions to Portland’s creative community.”
A Portland local, Jamie received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern Maine where she served as president of the philosophy symposium and routinely advocated for access to arts and humanities education outside the walls of higher academia. She comes to Ovations after substitute teaching full-time at Portland High School and occasionally facilitates book group discussions for the local non-profit, The Maine Humanities Council. A self-taught dancer, Jamie has a particular love for modern dance and is deeply inspired by the work of legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. For Jamie, every day is an opportunity for philosophical inquiry and creative expression through active collaboration with others. “We are so happy to welcome Jamie to Portland Ovations,” said Casey Oakes, Director of Marketing and Development. “Coming from the world of education, with great enthusiasm for the arts and exceptional communication, Jamie brings many skills to our team. I look forward to seeing her develop relationships throughout the community for many years to come.”