Amy Pastrana is a first-generation Ecuadorian-American born and raised in New Jersey. She has a deep passion for performing arts and education dedicated to amplifying voices at all levels. With a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Dance and Arts Administration from Drew University, as well as a Master of Arts in Media Studies with a Certificate in Media Management from The New School, Amy has developed a love for digital marketing, arts administration, project managing, content creation, and branded web design for performing arts, small start-ups, and educational organizations. In addition, she has fulfilled production roles such as playwright, actor, stage manager, light designer, script supervisor, and director. Upon furthering her studies in the U.K, Amy has worked in the marketing and communication roles with Ballet Hispánico, Writers Theatre of NJ, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Cherry Lane Theatre, Morado Lens Podcast, The English Language Studies Department at The New School, New Latin Wave, Union County Afterschool Center of Music, and Writer in the Dark Productions. As the Marketing Manager, Amy is delighted to help cater and develop initiatives through the empowerment of dance while bringing forth accessibility and engaging content to Gibney. 

amypastrana@gibneydance.org