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Use the form on this page to send us comments or questions about Carolina Performing Arts, our events, initiatives, and more. Or, you can reach out to individual staff directly via our directory below.

Memorial Hall Box Office

The Memorial Hall Box Office is the home of our Ticket Services team. Please note that the Box Office is currently closed to the public, but our staff is checking voicemail and email regularly. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response, and be sure to subscribe to our emails to stay updated on the latest news from CPA.

Memorial Hall
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
114 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3276

Phone: 919.843.3333
Fax: 919.843.2012

Press Inquiries

Please direct all press inquiries to Jess Abel, CPA’s marketing and communications manager.
Phone: 919.843.2232

Visit our For the Press page, which has downloadable artist images and credits as well as our latest press releases.

Administrative Offices

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Porthole Building, CB# 3233
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3233

Phone: 919.843.7776 (for administrative inquiries only)
Fax: 919.843.2012

Staff Directory


Alison Friedman, Executive and Artistic Director

Administrative office

Mike Johnson, Associate Director

Mary Dahlsten, Assistant Director, Finance & Budget

Annette Strom, Associate Business Manager

Dani Callahan, Business Operations Specialist


Ketura Parker, Director of Development

Betsy Busald, Associate Director of Development

Laura Pinto-Coelho, Development Manager

Marketing and communications

Jana Jackson, Director of Marketing and Communications

Jane O’Hara, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Courtney Melvin, Revenue and Analytics Lead

Jess Abel, Marketing and Communications Manager

Ashli York, Sales and Ticketing Specialist

Idalis Payne, Ticketing Services Manager

Programming, Artistic, and Engagement

Amy Russell, Director of Programming

Amanda Graham, Associate Director of Engagement

Chris Massenburg, Rothwell Mellon Program Director for Creative Futures

Chris Pendergrass, Artistic Planning Manager

Megan Whitaker, Artist Services Manager

Ellie Pate, Producing Coordinator

Allison Wilson, Artistic Coordinator

Venue Operations

Angela Brickley, Production Manager

Brad Munda, Production Manager

Aaron Pickett, Production Manager

Mike Levine, Audio Lead

Miranda Miller, Assistant Production Manager

Mark Steffen, Events Manager

Rebecca Black, Audience Services Manager

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