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Staff Directory

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Executive Staff

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Angela Rowles

Chief Executive Officer / Executive Producer

After serving 3 years as Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Angela is proud be to be leading the first all-female executive team in TROIKA Entertainment’s 35-year history. As a veteran of the touring musical theatre industry, her work has taken her all over the world serving as Dance Captain, Stage Manager, Resident Director, Company Manager, General Manager, and Executive Producer. Angela has managed over 60 large scale touring Broadway Musicals, served as Managing Director of Washington D.C.’s historic National Theatre, Vice President of Business Development for NETworks Presentations, and produced tours with such partners as Disney, DreamWorks, and Blue Man Productions.  Her partnerships with The Really Useful Group, Broadway Asia, and Broadway Entertainment Group have allowed her to pursue her passion of sharing American musical theatre with emerging international markets. Angela holds a BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and an MBA with an emphasis on Executive Leadership from the University of Maryland. Angela volunteers her time as a board member for Washington DC’s Embassy Series, uniting people through musical diplomacy, and as a member of the Howard County Fine Arts Advisory Council.

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Kori Prior

Chief Operating Officer / Executive Producer

Kori Prior has 20+ years of experience in almost every aspect of theatrical production, operations, human resources, business development, producing and administration. Having joined Blue Man Group in its infancy, Kori has had the opportunity to contribute to the development and expansion of a brand from a small Off-Broadway production to a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. Kori has mounted several productions including National Tours, World Tours, and multiple long-running shows in the US and abroad.  She has served as Executive Producer for The Phantom of the Opera World Tour and Tootsie the Musical among others. She is a certified executive coach, who brings a wealth of executive management and leadership skills to TROIKA Entertainment.

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General Counsel

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Sara Jane Baldwin

General Counsel

Sara Jane Baldwin is proud to be part of the incredible team at Troika. Sara Jane previously worked as a Company and General Manager on Broadway and national tours before leaving showbiz to attend law school. Favorite past projects include the national tours of Hairspray, Rent, and every national tour of Annie since 2006. As an attorney, Sara Jane has experience in criminal defense, civil legal aid, civil litigation, labor/employment, and transactional work. Sara Jane is excited to finally combine her legal skills with her passion for theater. She is a proud graduate of Macalester College (BA, Music) and Georgetown Law (JD).

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General Management

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Tegan Meyer

General Manager

Steps into the role of General Manager at TROIKA Entertainment with over 15 years of experience working on Broadway and on Tour. As Company Manager she toured with Elf, We Will Rock You and the First National Tour of Memphis. On Broadway, she was the Associate Company Manager for Bright Star and the 2010 Tony Award-winning production of Memphis. Off-Broadway, her credits include What’s That Smell, Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew and Slut. As AGM she worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway on shows such as Guys & Dolls, The Pirate Queen and the Immigrant.

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Tyler Soltis

General Manager

Tyler has been managing live events and theatrical productions since 2001.  His shows have traveled through all fifty US states, all ten Canadian Provinces, and more than twenty countries worldwide.  Tyler’s career began with a stint as David Copperfield’s Tour Manager, and he has since wound through NETworks Presentations, Universal Studios Hollywood, Right Angle Entertainment, and now TROIKA. Road Management highlights include Merchant of Venice, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  General Management highlights include Blue Man Group, Masked Singer Live, and Beauty and the Beast.  Tyler is based full time in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children. 

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Andrew Terlizzi

General Manager

Andrew is currently in his 10th season with TROIKA Entertainment. GM Tour Credits: Tootsie; My Fair Lady. CM Tour Credits: Tootsie; Escape to Margaritaville; Kinky Boots; Bodyguard the Musical; Cheers Live on Stage; The Wizard of Oz; Sister Act the Musical; Ghost: The Musical; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; West Side Story. Regional Credits: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Studio Theatre. Other Credits: Disney Live On Stage; Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; Starquest. He Holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Emily Miu

General Management Assistant

Hailing from Michigan, Emily is excited to join the TROIKA team in Maryland. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she’s had the opportunity to work at Olney Theatre Center and Detroit Public Theatre. In her spare time, Emily is an avid paper crafter.

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Production Management

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Heather Chockley

Director of Production

Joined the Troika team after having been on the road for 15 years. She toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, as a props person or as a production stage manager, with such selected works as The Sound of Music, CATS, Sweet Charity, The King and I, Fiddler on the RoofLes Misérables, and for 5 years, The Phantom of the Opera. After that lifetime on the road she finds she likes not living out of a suitcase all year long. As a proud union member of both AEA and IATSE, she enjoys being on the other side of the phone when the road folks call. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and her formative years in the business were spent at the incomparable Goodspeed Opera House in CT. She lives in the DC metro area with her husband and an ever growing plant collection.

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Dave Burch

Technical Supervisor

Began his career as a scenic fabricator before transitioning to touring Broadway theatre, where he has worked for the past 10 years. His favorite touring credits include: School of Rock (1st Nat.), Finding Neverland (1st Nat.), and Mamma Mia (where he met his wife during a scene change). Internationally: Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q and American Idiot. He is originally from Savannah GA, has traveled to 23 countries and lives in Astoria with his wife and their cat. 

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Gregg Damanti

Production Manager

Was previously Director of Production for the Virginia Arts Festival for 6.5 years, overseeing 100+ different productions, concerts, and events annually.  Gregg is experienced in managing festival and theme park events and has coordinated specialized, seasonal immersive show product both in and out of traditional venue spaces.  He has managed a variety of partners, vendors and companies, including food truck villages, shopping areas, generators, trash removal, operational and production staff and has coordinated city permitting with buildings, fire, police and health inspection departments.  Through his work in theme parks, he has experience with authentic theming and replicating that time and again.

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Coree Howard

Warehouse Manager

Coree joins the TROIKA team after spending the last 10 years in a range of administrative, customer service, and logistics roles across various industries in Berlin, Germany and other European countries. Previous to that, she predominantly freelanced as a lighting technician (but also dabbled in sound and carpentry) for over 10 years in New York City, New Jersey, and Australia. Venues she’s worked at include Lincoln Center, Blue Man Group, The Juilliard School, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Convention Center, amongst many others. Coree received her BFA in Theatre Production/Design and MSc in Organizational Change and Development. She looks forward to bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Warehouse Manager position to be an integral support to the TROIKA Entertainment Production team.  

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Drew Neitzey

Production Coordinator

A native from Bowie, MD, Drew is excited to be join the TROIKA team. He comes to TROIKA following a freelance stage management and production management career where he worked with companies such as the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, the Goodman Theatre, and the Glimmerglass Festival. He has previously assisted the production management teams at Aurora Productions on the world premiere productions of Mean Girls and Beetlejuice in their Washington D.C. engagements. Drew is a a proud graduate of Stetson University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Communication and Media Studies.

 

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Finance

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Brian Jacob

Vice President, Finance

Has spent most of his career in Media and Entertainment where he worked in Production Management before becoming Finance Director of the TLC Network.  In his most recent role before joining TROIKA, he served as VP of Finance and Operations overseeing content acquisition and creation.  Brian is a native of Maryland and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Finance degree from Frostburg State University and received his MBA from the University of Maryland.  He is a veteran who served eight years in the Marine Corps.  Brian volunteers his time with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) supporting their mission to find a cure for Type One Diabetes.  

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Sheila Lewis

Senior Production Accountant

Sheila is a native of Bowie, Maryland and a graduate from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting. She has spent most of her career in Media and Entertainment at Discovery Communications spanning 28 years. Her most recent role there was the Director of Program Accounting for 13 US Networks. After that she was the Accounting Manager for Wolters Kluwer’s Legal and Regulatory division where she spent the past three years. Sheila is looking forward to returning to the entertainment business. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.

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Electra Walker

Staff Accountant

Was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. Throughout her scholastic career she exceled in school which resulted in graduating from James Hubert Blake High School with a certificate of merit. Following high school, Electra attended Morgan State University in which she received her Bachelor's degree and University of Phoenix where she received her Master's degree, both in Psychology. Her exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills landed her roles in customer service, executive administrative positions, and management in accounting. Currently she is continuing her studies in accounting as her experience grows at TROIKA with the hopes of receiving her BA in accounting soon. 

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Marketing

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Michael Yuen-Killick

Director of Marketing

Michael started in the theater as an intern in the Press Department at the National Theater in D.C., where he also worked as an usher. Positions prior to coming to TROIKA include roles as the Senior Director of Marketing and Sales at the South Street Seaport Museum and the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for the Obie Award-winning theater company PlayCo. For 18 years he was a co-founder and partner at MK Advertising which included New York City Center, City Center Encores!, Doubleday, St. Martin’s Press, Showtime and the National Geographic Channel as clients.

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Operations

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Melanie Cahill

Director of Operations

Melanie joins the team at TROIKA Entertainment with 12 years of experience in different areas of the touring world. She spent the last 6 years in the role of Programming Associate at Broadway Across America and previously worked as the Sales Associate at The Booking Group. Melanie’s career began in her home state of Florida where she started in PR and Events at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and later became the Booking and Operations Manager. She is excited to bring her diverse experience to the producing side of the business.

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Barrett Newman

Director of Engagements

Has experience in venue management as well as in the promoter and presenter realms, having held longtime positions with Washington DC’s Warner Theatre, JAM Theatricals, and The Washington Ballet.  He served as Director of Operations for an international tour of the museum blockbuster Bodies...The Exhibition, as well as General Manager for its DC area installation.  Barrett’s expertise is in ticketing which began with Ticketmaster-New England and continues to the present with consultancies and onsite concert festival support.   As a two-decade+ active member of the International Ticketing Association, he has served on conference committees and as a mentor, speaker, and moderator for various seminars.   He is coordinator/moderator for the local DC area ticketing professionals group and is currently a Trustee of the Pension & Welfare Funds Board for I.A.T.S.E. Local 22/772.  Barrett lives in Washington, DC.

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Shaquille Stewart

Office Manager

With over six years of administrative experience, Shaquille has had the privilege of working as an administrator for The National Black Nurses Association, Synetic Theater, and even Troika Entertainment back in 2018. In addition to being an avid administrator, Shaquille has extensive ecommerce experience having worked as a photographer and pricing analyst for both eBay and Amazon. Having achieved an Associate’s degree in performance, Shaquille is also a non-union actor in the Washington D.C area, having appeared in several shows around town and a National Tour with the National Players’ Tour 69 as Othello. In his free time, he produces music and serves as an active company member for both 4615 Theatre Company (based in Bethesda, MD) and The Conciliation Lab (based in Richmond, VA). With a deep love for live entertainment and theatre, Shaquille is proud to join the Troika team in continuing a tradition of producing exceptional theatrical experiences.

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