Makayla Santiago Froebel
Arts Marketing Specialist
Marketing and Analytics — Marketing, Communications & Enterprise
Additional Contact Information
P.O. Box 28 | One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Makayla Santiago-Froebel is the arts marketing specialist at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory and Chautauqua Theater Company, having over eight years of experience working in arts and cultural institutions. She previously worked at the institution, with roles in dance and ticketing operations, and was most recently employed as the communications and development coordinator at the Center for Elder Law & Justice in Buffalo, New York, and the development associate at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, her tenure includes communications and development experience from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, Canisius College, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, and serving as house manager and ticketing agent for the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia’s Rockefeller Arts Center. With a passion for lifting the voices of those so often left unheard, she founded the Chatty Carmens podcast in 2020 with a simple vision, that female-identifying change-makers in the black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities deserve a platform to share their stories.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in music business and a bachelor’s degree in arts administration with a concentration in communication, both from the SUNY at Fredonia. She also holds a master’s degree in communication and leadership, non-profit organizational behavior from Canisius College. In addition, she holds a diversity and inclusion certificate from Cornell University.
Why did you choose to work at Chautauqua? What do you like about working at Chautauqua?
There is no place like Chautauqua. Where else would I have the opportunity to work within so many different art forms?
Current and Former Volunteer or Board Roles
- Board Member- Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Inc., Jamestown, New York
- Board Member- Create Change Project, Dunkirk, New York
Podcasting, watching movies, seeing live music, hanging with my dog