River City Artists Management was founded in 2006 by Linda Reznik, Artist Manager, to provide booking management for artists touring in the United States and abroad. The goal of RCAM is to link artists and presenters in the hopes of engaging performance opportunities.
Jessica Marino, Director/Artist Manager
Jessica Marino (B.A. Dance, Point Park University) is a performing arts administrator, educator, and artist. As an Artist Manager with RCAM since 2011, Jessica represents a roster of renowned dance companies and is an activist for growth of dance opportunities in her hometown community as Co-Director of Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange. Marino has spearheaded new programs such as the SpringUP Dance Festival and functions as project manager for Shana Simmons Dance.
Jessica is an adjunct faculty member at University of Pittsburgh, jazz faculty at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and on the creative team of the Center for Theater Arts (CTA). Choreography credits including CTA's; Zombie Prom, Music Man, Singing in the Rain, Camp Rock, Godspell, Pippin, Urinetown, 13 the musical, High School Musical, University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Nine the musical, Opera Theatre Pittsburgh's (OTP) production of, Merry Widow and Julius Caesar.
Marino can be found on stage as a collaborator with STAYCEE PEARL dance project and Shana Simmons Dance. Jessica was a founding company member of Continuum Dance Theater, and continues to work as an active free-lance artist. Past work includes performances with choreographers such as; Jamie Erin Murphy, Jasmine Hearn, Maree ReMalia, Attack Theater, Michael Walsh, Michele Van Doeren, Riva Strauss, Alyce Finwall, Beth Jucovy, Sarah Carlson, and Kathleen Bibalo.
Jessica has recently been nominated as an emerging artist for the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement awards. www.jamdancer.com
Linda Reznik, Founding Director
Linda Reznik, after 10 years as Director, transitioned to the position of Founding Director on July 1, 2015. Reznik has worked since 1994 with U.S. and international performing artists and arts organizations in various capacities including producing, curating, project development and management, artist representation, tour management, marketing, public relations, and fundraising.
As the former company manager of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (1994 - 1999), Ms. Reznik worked closely with Artistic Director Patricia Wilde contracting engagements at prestigious venues across the country. From 1999 - 2005 she was tour manager for Ballet Preljocaj, Ballet Frankfurt, Pina Bausch, Cullberg Ballet, and the Royal Ballet of Flanders, represented by Rena Shagan Associates, Inc. She worked as Special Project Coordinator for Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project PastForward, presented by the Pittsburgh Dance Council. Ms. Reznik was invited by Neil A. Barclay, former President & CEO of the African American Cultural Center to act as production manager for the Ronald K. Brown/Evidence performance in 2004.
Ms. Reznik has led workshops and private consultations for the Institute of Cultural Partnership in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has served on the Dance Panel and the Entry Track Panel for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and on the South Arts performing Arts Exchange Juried Showcase Panel.She is an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University and has taught Touring & Presenting, Development for the Arts, and most recently The Dance Professional Senior Seminar. At the PA Presenters Spring Conference, Ms. Reznik was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment and service to the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Community.