Amy Merli (Stage Manager) is a professional dancer and has worked backstage and as stage manager since 2003. She's been involved with many Fashion shows, fundraisers and festivals. However she is most proud of the creation of her own event, the "Trashion Fashion Show." This event combines her love of dance, environmentalism and creativity by using materials diverted from the waste stream to create wearable art that's featured in a runway & dance performances. Over the past five years this show has expanded and now takes place in Connecticut, New York and D.C. Amy is also a "bad" vegan because she eats seafood.