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CLAIRE KITZMILLER (Managing Director) 

joined the company in 2022. Claire graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Microbiology. Claire is also a research assistant working to develop new therapies for viral infection at Children's Hospital in Boston. 


Claire began dancing with Deborah Abel when she was in Kindergarten and has continued ever since. She also helped Deborah as an assistant teacher and at the student performance for several years. Claire grew up in the Deborah Abel School of Modern Dance and is honored to continue to be a part of such strong community.

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PAMELA SHANLEY DAUBE (Production Designer) has worked with Deborah Abel for over 25 years on sets and costumes for both her professional dance company and School of Dance. She has also worked with the Underground Railway Theater, Cambridge, MA, Little Theater for the Deaf, O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA on sets, murals, and puppets. In addition, she is the Operations Manager and Events Facilitator at the Arlington Center for the Arts, and the Director of  Arlington Open Studios for the past 21 years.


Commissions for community mural work, funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited and collected in private collections in California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

We are so grateful to have Pam's artistic magic on our team. She is incredibly hands on with our performances; she is set & costume designer, production manger, and creator extraordinaire!


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