Board of Directors.


Amanda McDowall | Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Amanda holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from The University at Buffalo and is currently working on her MA in Arts Administration at CUNY Baruch. Amanda has performed professionally in NYC as an actor and director at 54 Below, NJPAC, and The NYC Fringe Festival to name a few. She also works as a costume coordinator and supervisor at The Juilliard School, The New York Philharmonic, Ballet Tech, Petronio Dance, and The York Theatre. Amanda works as a teaching artist for The Harlem School of the Arts, Red Bull Theatre Company, and REACH Solutions. Her vast work in the arts has fueled her passion and aided in her championing International Girls Ensemble.


Anne McDowall | Secretary

Anne McDowall is a native New Yorker. She has worked for the NYC Department of Education for over twenty years, teaching elementary school children in grades kindergarten through second grade. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and an MBA in International Business.

Rachael Pietrocola | Treasurer

Rachael is originally from Upstate New York and has worked in youth development and education throughout the state for the last ten years. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in childhood education from SUNY Potsdam and a Masters in students with disabilities from CUNY Hunter. Rachael has taught for 3 years in New York City, and has worked for The Boys & Girls Club for 4 years. She is dedicated to empowering children, especially young girls, to build and work towards a bright future.

Jacqueline Raymond | Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jacqueline holds an M.S.Ed in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York and a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University at Buffalo. Jacqueline has worked as a professional actor in regional and off broadway houses and in TV and film over the last decade in New York City. She is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. As an educator, Jacqueline works with several non profit and cultural organizations throughout NYC integrating theatre education into STEM subjects, Common Core, and teaching for social justice. Jacqueline's favorite thing is traveling to meet inspiring girls and women all over the world, learning their stories, and devising original theatre with the help of the brilliant IGE team. Learn more about Jacqueline here