We are proud of the community we serve, the art we can share and the imaginations we will continue to stimulate for years to come.
Cultural Education and Artistic Views
As a presenting organization, the mission of Juniata Presents is to provide our constituents with access to high quality, performing artists. As an arm of an educational institution we strive to make these opportunities not only enjoyable, but also as an aid to expand cultural education and artistic viewpoints for our rural audiences and outreach participants. In an effort to give this audience a broader scope of the arts, the Series strives to provide a diverse mix of seven to eight different types of artistic performances, which offer outreach programs for all ages. The combination of these programs allows participants to experience the arts more abundantly through personal discovery in learning about a specific performance type. As a result, the community receives a broader perspective of performance and direct interaction with artists. Without Juniata Presents in the Huntingdon community, the only performing arts venue with comparable quality of art is in one of the neighboring counties. Juniata Presents is available to Juniata students at no cost and is affordable for staff and community members in order to support and bring attention to performance as a celebrated art form.
Chad Herzog is the director of the performing arts at Juniata College. In this capacity he provides the artistic vision and manages and oversees the College's guest artist series, distinguished lectureship series, and the operations of the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.
Jessie Sullivan is the Technical Director for the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. With a background in stage management, construction, welding, and electrics she has worked in both indoor and outdoor facilities at The ATA Theatre NY, Ashlawn Opera Festival VA, Trump Plaza NJ, The Hardrock Casino FL, and McCarter Theatre NJ. Having worked with a wide range of performance types-dance, opera, roadhouses, touring shows, and in house productions Jessie has specific training and experience in managing and overseeing venues with multiple performances and productions occurring concurrently.
Grant Miner has been involved in the performing arts since he was in high school. He attended a visual and performing arts high school for vocal performance but quickly discovered that he enjoyed and had a talent for the technical production side of the arts. Grant graduated from Juniata College in 2012 with a degree in Theatre Technology. He has worked in corporate venues in Chicago both as a freelance technician and as the lead technician at Six Flags Great America. After a short time in Chicago he has returned to Juniata College as the assistant to the technical director where he helps support all of the productions in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.