Jan Melzer-Thomas

Production and Stage

Jan has worked in theatre and entertainment since high school as a teacher, director, producer, company manager, stage manager, recruiter and events manager. With a Master’s Degree in Theatre Education from Rhode Island College and a Stage Management Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England, she set off to see the world on several national and international tours.  Jan then went out to sea, spending 15 years working as a Production Stage Manager and Producer for Norwegian, Celebrity, Regent and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.  She finally landed permanently in South Florida with her husband after they met onboard RCI.  Currently, as Engagement Manager at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, Jan works on various shows and events from initial contract to conclusion, working with all departments from logistics to artist services, and doing whatever is needed to make them a success.