PAPR is a Seattle-based PR company created specifically to support performing artists. Founded by Mariko Nagashima in 2017, PAPR provides services tailored to each artists’ individual needs in order to effectively market their work and expand their audience base. With an extensive background in dance, writing, and editing, Mariko is experienced at translating movement into print and creating compelling narratives to promote performance-based art. Mariko works collaboratively with artists to understand their creative vision and strives to articulate that vision as clearly and concisely as possible. As an artist herself, Mariko understands the needs of working artists today as well as the complexities of media outlets, and acts as a liaison between artists and the press.
Mariko earned her BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah in 2010, and promptly moved to the Northwest where she immersed herself in the Seattle dance world. Mariko currently performs with several local dance companies; teaches ballet for adults, teens, and children; and manages PR and Communications for Folio: the Seattle Athenaeum. She worked as both a contributing writer and the Editorial Director of the website SeattleDances from 2011-2016, and her writing has been featured on Stance on Dance and the Dance Critics Association News.
Calendar and Timeline Management
Email Campaign consulting
Social Media Consulting
Marketing Design and Distribution Consulting
Scope of service is dependent on lead time before a performance and each artist's needs.
To inquire about packages and rates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAPR also offers writing and editing services at an hourly rate
Need an extra set of eyes on that grant application, press release, or performance program? Mariko has a sharp eye for detail and will work with you to understand your artistic vision and communicate that vision in writing.
Faunix Media in Brain is a Radio, choreography by Ashleigh Miller. Photo by Stefano Francesco Altamura
Alicia Pugh in Interposition, choreography by Daniel Costa. Photo by Joseph Lambert of Jazzy Photo
Alicia Pugh and Daniel Costa in Interposition, choreography by Daniel Costa. Photo by Joseph Lambert of Jazzy Photo
Coriolis Dance in Transit of Metis, choreography by Natascha Greenwalt. Photo by Ernie Sapiro Photography
PAPR Logo Design by Kelly Shea