Jackie Banks-Mahlum is an arts manager, producer, and educator based in Chicago. She is thrilled to join the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble as the managing director.

Prior to joining Rivendell Jackie was in the Los Angeles area where she worked with Center Theatre Group’s P.L.A.Y., the Los Angeles Philhar
monic, and Theatricum Botanicum. She has also freelanced throughout several regions where she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of performing arts including opera, ballet, modern dance, improv, and theatre.

Jackie is the Membership and Development Associate at Arts Alliance Illinois, and the Co-Producer for Theatricum Botanicum. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association,
has a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Production from Bradley University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Producing from the California Institute of the Arts.

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