Meet the Editors

Jennifer Stahl

Claudia Bauer

Senior Editorial Consultant

Claudia Bauer is Dance Magazine’s senior editorial consultant, collaborating with the
team during their transition to a new editor in chief. An editor and writer for more than
two decades, she has written features and cover stories for Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine and Dance Teacher, and was named a Dance Magazine contributor in 2020. She covered dance, theater, musical theater, film and culture for the San Francisco Chronicle for seven years, and her writing has also appeared in Playbill, the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Classical Voice, and other publications. A lifelong dance student, she has studied ballet, Horton, popping and locking, tap, disco and more. Passionate about dance history, she studies 19th-century ballet under the guidance of Sandra Noll Hammond and teaches master classes in historical ballet. She holds a BA in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Contact her at: [email protected]

Raymond Mingst

Vice President/Creative Director

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: [email protected]

Madeline Schrock

Senior Managing Editor

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 for Dance Media. Contact her at: [email protected]

Courtney Escoyne

Courtney Escoyne

Senior Editor

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Courtney Escoyne 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. She is currently a senior editor at Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher and an editorial consultant for The Dance Edit. Contact her at: ​[email protected]

Nyamekye Smith

Nyamekye Smith

Senior Editor

Nyamekye Smith is a senior editor at Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit. She competed on school dance teams from middle school through college, dabbling in styles from hip hop and jazz to modern and contemporary. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University, where she majored in communications, and was one of the first students in the history of the college to minor in dance. Contact her at: [email protected]

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