Melora Cybul is a consultant with AMS Planning & Research. Since joining the AMS team, she has worked on several projects in facilities planning, operations assessment, program design, and market and trends research.
Melora has conducted research to explore the feasibility of several proposed performing arts centers and other cultural facilities across the country. She worked with Auburn University (Auburn, AL) as they explored the need, form and function of a new performing arts center on its campus, and is currently providing support during the implementation planning process.
Other projects include: developing a revenue assessment model for potential capital investment options for The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, conducting a review of operations for a producing theatre company in South Florida and a symphony orchestra on the West Coast, synthesizing program evaluations for the BAM DanceMotionUSAsm program, and assisting the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando, FL) through early visioning and program design for its arts and wellness partnership with Florida Hospital.
Melora is currently working with a team led by former BAM president Karen Brooks Hopkins (now a senior fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) to research the role of anchor arts institutions and the impacts of those organizations on their communities.
Before joining AMS, Melora worked with organizations including the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Springer Opera House, Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Georgia Thespians. She has presented research at Theatre Symposium and the Performing Arts Managers Conference, and was an intern during IAVM’s Venue Management School.
Melora holds an MBA and an MFA in Arts Management from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, and a BS in Theatre Education from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.