Meet the Editors

Lydia Murray

Managing Editor

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: [email protected].

Nyamekye Smith

Nyamekye Smith

Senior Editor

At an early age, Nyamekye’s interest in spelling and grammar was almost as intense as her love for dance. She competed on school dance teams from middle school until about halfway through college, dabbling in a multitude of styles from hip hop and jazz to modern and contemporary. Nyamekye 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. After graduating, she had a burning desire to hone her individuality as a dancer and connect with the movers that inspired her most. As someone whose life has been spent writing essays for school and living in the rabbit hole that is YouTube dance videos, Nyamekye is grateful to be able to work within the industry that she’s most passionate about, and continue to gain knowledge that’ll help her grow as a dancer and a writer. Contact her at [email protected].