Meet The Editors

Jennifer Stahl, Content Director & Editor In Chief

Nathan Sayers

Jennifer Stahl is Dance Magazine's editor in chief. A former senior editor of Pointe, she has also written for The Atlantic, Runner's World and other publications. She holds a BFA in dance and journalism from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she danced work by such choreographers as Karole Armitage and David Dorfman. As a dancer, she's performed for California's Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Israeli choreographer Gali Hod and Cirque du Soleil's 25th-anniversary celebration. She has also served as a judge for Youth America Grand Prix, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, on the panel of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation and as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. She has spoken at such events as the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, and has been honored for her work championing diversity in dance by A.I.M. Contact her at:

Raymond Mingst, Vice President/Creative Director

Nathan Sayers

Raymond discovered his earliest dance inspiration in print in the photographs of Barbara Morgan, specifically her collaborations with Martha Graham. As an art and creative director he has been recognized with numerous awards. Raymond is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and cofounder of the contemporary art gallery Curious Matter. Contact him at:

Madeline Schrock, Senior Managing Editor

Jayme Thornton

A native of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Madeline studied ballet at Southern Indiana School for the Arts and was later introduced to modern dance by Bill Evans. While completing her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College, she was cast in a historical reconstruction of Alwin Nikolais' Noumenon celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. As an avid dance videographer and editor, she has worked on video projects for Bates Dance Festival and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company in Southern California. She later served as a marketing and education manager for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She is currently the senior managing editor of Dance Magazine and Pointe. Contact her at:

Courtney Escoyne, Associate Editor

Jayme Thornton

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Courtney danced with Lafayette Ballet Theatre before matriculating to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in dance. She has performed in works by Karole Armitage, Netta Yerushalmy, Septime Webre, Vita Osojnik, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Giada Ferrone and Fairul Zahid, among others. She continues to take class, create and perform in the city. Contact her at:

Lauren Wingenroth, Associate Editor

Jayme Thornton

Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Lauren is a graduate of Barnard College with degrees in Dance and English. She has performed works by Annie B Parson, Mark Dendy, Reggie Wilson and Karla Wolfangle, and has danced with with e r a dance collective and TREES. While at Barnard/Columbia she choreographed and collaborated on several original musical theater works, among them the 120th Annual Varsity Show. She now serves as the chair of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee. Lauren is also the content manager at Dance Media. Contact her at:

Lydia Murray, Audience Engagement Editor

Rose Eichenbaum

Lydia holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in integrated marketing communication from Marist College. As a student, she wrote about dance for the campus arts and entertainment magazine Generator Magazine and won the award of Crew MVP as an interviewer for the Marist Poll. After serving as a freelance social media manager, she returned to Marist as program assistant in the International Programs department. Lydia received a Project Plie scholarship to intern at American Ballet Theatre in 2018, where she assisted the associate director of education and training in coordinating the organization's outreach programs. She subsequently became the intern program fellow/assistant to the deputy director at Jacob's Pillow, where she managed the intern program, served on the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) Task Force and coordinated the 2019 National Dance Presenters' Forum. While studying on scholarship at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Lydia performed for Pope Benedict XVI alongside MOMIX and danced lead roles in The Nutcracker. She continues to take class in the city. Contact her at: