ABOUT 

                                       Eileen Breen

A Buffalo, NY native, Eileen was a dance major at Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts studying with Yvonne James-Brown, Hannah Raiken-Schulman and Peggy Schwartz laying a solid dance foundation prior to heading to NYC to study dance and musical theatre with Luigi, Steps on Broadway with teachers including Ann Reinking and Broadway Dance Center with Frank Hatchett. While taking entertainment business courses at New York University, Eileen landed a job as a Publicist at A&M Records working with artists such as Sting, Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Barry White, Van Morrison, Soundgarden, Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler. She then moved to King Biscuit Records as the PR Director for King Biscuit Flower Hour, the long running radio show working with classic rock musicians including Billy Squire, America, Supertramp and David Crosby. 

 

As the record industry was transforming, Eileen pivoted to freelancing for clients including an independent record label and recording studio, press liaison for a British based educational trust and publicist for a women's organization. Broadening her quest for experience in various industries, she moved to an administration position within a prestigious private equity firm, managed numerous restaurants and organized global travel and events at an international non profit.

 

​In 2009 Eileen led the successful business plan implementation creating community arts organization Nickel City Opera with Metropolitan Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, now in its 12th Season. She wrote and secured the 501 (c)3 non profit status, is a successful grant writer preparing complex financial models and sponsorship programs in addition to full service public relations and marketing campaigns. From creating multi-scale fundraising events and effective sponsorship campaigns to negotiating theatrical contracts, "it can't be done" is not a part of her vocabulary.

 

Sharing her time and expertise, Eileen has also volunteered with numerous non profit organizations including The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The NYC Fringe Festival and NYC Dance Week in addition to teaching a popular class, 'The Media Truth' at the International Center in NYC.

Work

Event Management

Site Selection/Negotiation

Travel/Logistics

International

Yaounde, Cameroon

Guangzhou, China

Hyderabad, India

London, England

Da Nang, Vietnam

Trujillo, Peru

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Limerick, Ireland

Toronto, Canada

United States

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bryant Park

The Buffalo History Museum

Theodore Roosevelt Museum

Naval & Military Museum/

USS Sullivans

Silo City

The Ellicott Square Building

The Saturn Club

Shea's Performing Arts Center

The Riviera Theatre

Film Soundtracks 

LP Reviews

Mr. Holland's Opus

Don Juan DeMarco

The Living Sea

Empire Records

TheatrePR

A Brooklyn  Boy

by Steven  Prescod

SHOT! an original opera

by Persis Vehar

Barber of Seville by Rossini

Il Trovatore by Verdi

Il Tabarro by Puccini

Rigoletto by Verdi 

The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Amahl and The Night Visitors

by Menotti

The Impresario by Mozart

Theatre Projects In Development

Macbeth-A Modern Hip Hop 

The Symposium-A Plato Update

Book Publishing

Food Too

The Operalicious Cookbook 

BOXING: Essential Skills

Food. Eating Naturally.

Starting To Sing

Festival Opera under $100,000

In Trump's Head

From Buk's Battered Heart

MusicPR

Feature Stories

Tour & Trade Press

LP Reviews

Live Reviews 

Sting

Sheryl Crow

Bryan Adams

Blues Traveler

Gin Blossoms

Soundgarden

Squeeze

Extreme

Van Morrison

Denis Leary

Del Amitri

Barry White

ABBA

Aaron Neville

The Neville Brothers

Temple of the Dog

Suzanne Vega

America

Billy Squire

David Crosby

Amy Grant

Sarah Brightman

The Carpenters

Valerian Ruminski

Dishwalla

Tonic

Alexander O'Neal

Jeffrey Osborne

Patty Griffin

LA Guns

Monster Magnet

Screwdriver

Hater

L Kage

Cece Peniston

McLyte

Innocence Mission

Sounds of Blackness

Lo-Key

Mint Condition

John Hiatt

Therapy?

Jann Arden

Ashley MacIsaac

Billy Mann

16 Horsepower

The Badlees

Allgood

Brigid Boden

For Real

Face to Face

Ape Hangers

Robyn Hitchcock

Jackopierce

Caulfields

Kitchens of Distinction

Drill

Cruel Sea

Johnny Lang

Love Battery

Fig Dish

Paw

Ass Ponys

Hammerbox

John Clayton-Felt

David Wilcox

Doughboys

Fretblanket

Dina Carroll

Malaika

Intelligent Hoodlum

Marxman

Scott Rees

Orbit

Songcatchers

Uncanny Alliance

Zucchero