Leslie Malmed Macedo, Communications Specialist


Leslie can be reached at leslie [at] folkloreproject.org
Leslie handles all of PFP's marketing and publicity and provides support in the transition process on matters related to operations. Leslie is a seasoned arts administrator with a focus on traditional and classical music and dance. She has served on the staffs of the World Music Institute (1999-2008) as manager of touring, educational programming, technical operations, box office, membership and community outreach; Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (2008-2011) as Executive Director and Dance Theatre Etcetera as Director of Finance and Operations (2011-2014). In 2001, Leslie co-founded Mamadêlê Productions, a company that arranges performances and educational programs that present the music, dance and martial arts of Bahia, Brazil. She has served on the board of Dance USA (2009-2011) and joined the board of International Ballet Exchange in 2014. Throughout her career Leslie has worked with internationally acclaimed artists from around the world arranging performances and educational programs at major performing arts centers and educational institutions throughout the United States and Canada. She was part of the curatorial team that co-produced the Cultural Olympiad in Greece, curated artists for the Nat Geo children’s tv series Ma Mirabelle and developed educational performance series at the Juilliard School and Baruch College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Leslie received a BA from NYU 's Gallatin School where she studied Ethnomusicology and International Politics.