Meet The Editors

Jennifer Stahl, Content Director & Editor In Chief

Nathan Sayers

Jennifer Stahl is Dance Magazine's editor in chief. A former senior editor of Pointe, she has also written for The Atlantic, Runner's World and other publications. She holds a BFA in dance and journalism from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she danced work by such choreographers as Karole Armitage and David Dorfman. As a dancer, she's performed for California's Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Israeli choreographer Gali Hod and Cirque du Soleil's 25th-anniversary celebration. She has also served as a judge for Youth America Grand Prix, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, the Future Dance Festival, on the panel of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation and as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. She has spoken at such events as the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, and has been honored for her work championing diversity in dance by A.I.M. Contact her at:

Raymond Mingst, Vice President/Creative Director

Nathan Sayers

Raymond Mingst discovered his earliest dance inspiration in print in the photographs of Barbara Morgan, specifically her collaborations with Martha Graham. As an art and creative director he has been recognized with numerous awards. Raymond is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and cofounder of the contemporary art gallery Curious Matter. Contact him at:

Madeline Schrock, Senior Managing Editor

Jayme Thornton

A native of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Madeline Schrock studied ballet at Southern Indiana School for the Arts and was later introduced to modern dance by Bill Evans. While completing her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College, she was cast in a historical reconstruction of Alwin Nikolais' Noumenon celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. As an avid dance videographer and editor, she has worked on video projects for Bates Dance Festival and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company in Southern California. She later served as a marketing and education manager for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She is currently Dance Media's senior managing editor. Contact her at:

Courtney Escoyne, Senior Editor

Jayme Thornton

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Courtney Escoyne danced with Lafayette Ballet Theatre before matriculating to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in dance. She has performed in works by Karole Armitage, Netta Yerushalmy, Septime Webre, Vita Osojnik, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Giada Ferrone and Fairul Zahid, among others. She continues to take class, create and perform in the city. Contact her at:

Nyamekye Smith, Assistant Editor

Courtesy Smith

Nyamekye Smith is an assistant editor at Dance Magazine. She competed on school dance teams from middle school through college, dabbling in styles from hip hop and jazz to modern and contemporary. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University, where she majored in communications, and was one of the first students in the history of the college to minor in dance. Contact her at: