Young Executives


Marissa Fayer, Chair is an Operations Management Executive in the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry.  She has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.  Marissa works to transform organizations into high-performing centers of excellence and has recently started her own consulting business.

Vanessa Fusco is the Vice President and Associate Director of Museum Services at Christie's in New York City. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Italian from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Art History and Archaeology from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. In addition to her work at Christie's, she has also worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Frick Collection.

Jeffrey Lee, Marketing/PR Chair graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and began working working as Assistant Director at Mary Ryan's art gallery. He is currently the director and co-partner at the newly-christened Ryan Lee Gallery, the home to a dynamic roster of international contemporary artists working in a diverse array of media.

Josh Feit is currently a JD Candidate at Brooklyn Law School, where he enrolled after earning his Bachelor of Arts in History at Williams College. He was Associate Analyst at Citi before working as a legal intern for Corporate Counsel as ASPCA, a Judicial Extern for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, an Associate for Linklaters, and as a legal intern for Forensic & Disupte Services at Kinetic Partners, where he currently works.

Matthew Fisher recently graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with an MBA in Finance and in January 2015 joined Merrill Lynch as an associate of Matthew Kraft's Private Banking and Investment Group (PBIG) team. After receiving a BA in Economics from Carleton College in 2003, Matthew was a professional modern dancer with the Elisa Monte Dance company. He then worked as COO of DiJiFi, a tech start-up specializing in converting analog media into digital, for 6 years. During this time, he has also co-founded and directed a non-profit organization, Inception to Exhibition, which seeks to raise private and public funds to support New York City based artists from a variety of disciplines.

Blaise Hilton graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an M.S and B.S. in Material Science Engineering.  He started his career in real estate development in Chicago and has since worked as a private equity real estate consultant in Atlanta and Los Angeles with a focus in multifamily housing. He is currently a partner in a general contracting firm based in Memphis and is an Advisory Committee member for the National Multifamily Housing Council.

Jack Howard-Potter is a New York City based artists who creates large-scale figurative sculptures with steel. Inspired by his study of human anatomy and movement, he studied an Union College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Sculpture. Assistant to and mentored by Anthony Palumbo, Jack has been fortunate to display his works in parks, municipalities, and galleries across the country.

Bryan McGee graduated from the University of Alabama Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked as an Electrical & Computer Engineer at General Electric and Adtran before attending Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. After earning his JD, Bryan became as Associate at the prestigious Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he currently works.

Lindsay McNeil is a founding member of the Junior Board for Elisa Monte Dance. Currently the Account Manager at The iFork, she has shown her dedication to volunteerism by founding the boards for the S.I.P.S. for Sickle Cell charity organization as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Young leaders, a group dedicated to empowering young human rights defenders.

Elia Monte-Brown, Chair Emeritus is currently in her third and final year of the Masters of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama. While studying theater, she founded the Yale School of Drama Women's Coalition. Before entering Yale, Elia earned her Masters in Childhood education from Pace University and taught in public schools across New York City. As the daughter of founder Elisa Monte, Elia grew up surrounded by the world of modern dance, art, and performance.


Young Executives Goals:

The Choreographers’ Fund  The Fund allows for production of a new work each year, and is vital for expanding the company’s repertoire.

Dancers’ Wellness Fund  promotes dancers’ health and wellbeing through therapeutic treatments. Keeping dancers healthy and reducing turnover are key factors to the longevity of the company. 

Contribute to the General Operating Expenses of Elisa Monte Dance. 

Artistic Director
Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Executive Director
David Wes Sadowsky

Board of Directors
Rima Vargas-Vetter, chair
Carolynn Dilworth
Robert Dilworth
Amina Elderfield
Donald T. Fallati
Richard D. Kirschner
Elisa Monte
Tiffany Rea Fisher, ex officio
David Wes Sadowsky, ex officio
Paul Ukena
Nicholas Fox Weber
Vanessa Wilcox

Chair Emerita
Nancy D. Perlman

Young Executives
Marissa Fayer, chair
Larkin Clark
Josh Feit
Matthew Fisher
Vanessa Fusco
Blaise Hilton
Jack Howard-Potter
Jeffrey Lee
Bryan McGee
Lindsay McNeil

Chair Emerita
Elia Monte-Brown

Junior Board
Caroline Yost, chair
Kailee Combs
Rachel Ganz
Jonathan Katz
Julie Miller
Shanleigh Philip
Gabriella Da Silva

Co-founder & 
Resident Choreographer

Elisa Monte