Our Staff

Rick Bataglino

Rick Battaglino, General Manager

A successful business manager, Richard, also an attorney, managed and oversaw the growth of small law firm in FL to a nationwide company with over 100 employees. Richard is excited to bring his extensive management skill to Pearl Studios. Let the show go on.

Jose  Miguel de Frias

Jose Miguel de Frias, Night Manager

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Miguel is here to explore the legendary New York nightlife. You can find him managing the night shifts on the weeknights and DJing at the best dance music events around the city on the weekends.

Kendra Spear

Kendra Spear, Booking Manager

California born. Writer. Artist. In love with New York. Obsessed with horror novels and movies. So happy to be a part of the Pearl Studios family.

Madeline Hamlet

Madeline Hamlet, She Does Everything

Madeline grew up in a small town called Opelika, Alabama. After moving to New York City to pursue the arts, she quickly found her place at Pearl Studios. Madeline's favorite things about working at Pearl is being immersed in the creative and inspiring environment, and seeing her friends everyday in the hallways!

David Sokol

David Sokol, Facility Manager

David, a lifelong fan of the performing arts, is currently studying forensic psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He hopes to obtain his PhD in cognitive psychology and study the relationship between human memory and the legal system. David enjoys balancing his studies with the loving and artistic energy that the people at Pearl Studios exude.

Meghan Goble

Meghan Goble, Booking Associate

Meghan moved to New York in 2016 after graduating from San Francisco State university, to fulfill her dream of becoming a successful playwright. She is thankful to Pearl Studios for allowing her to immersed in the world of theater while she continues to pursue her lifelong goals.

Cherese Lumsden-Wallace

Cherese Lumsden-Wallace, Weekend Manager

Cherese, an NYC native, is a lover of books, video games and all things nerdy. She enjoys a life expressed through color and art by crocheting, drawing, painting and more. Outside of Pearl Studios, you can find her attending conventions or crushing it at dodge ball.

Fun fact: She taught herself to play the ukulele. The violin is the next instrument on her list to learn.

Garrett Marks

Garrett Marks, Booking Associate

Garrett grew up in Orlando, FL and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with degrees in Dance and Entertainment Industry Studies. He can be found at Pearl almost any day (normally with a coffee in hand) at the front desk, in the office, or auditioning.

Shelby Grant

Shelby Grant, Booking Associate

After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle, Shelby moved to New York and graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She loves pursuing her passion for acting and being around so many creative and talented artists at Pearl Studios!