Amy Cassello, Artistic Director

A programming veteran with a background in arts administration, Amy Cassello worked in development, marketing, publicity, and general management for the City of New Haven’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Arts & Ideas Festival, and Doug Elkins Dance Company before becoming general manager for Urban Bush Women, where she went on to become executive director. She also helped develop the careers of nora chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, among other independent choreographers. Cassello joined BAM in August 2012 in a newly created position as the associate producer for the Next Wave Festival. She was promoted to producer in 2018, became BAM’s associate artistic director in November 2020, and served as interim artistic director until her promotion to artistic director in June of 2024.