Marilyn Agrelo

Marilyn Agrelo is a New York director and producer. Marilyn’s directorial debut was Mad Hot Ballroom, which enjoyed a theatrical run of over 24 weeks and took its place among the top highest-grossing documentary films of all time. Mad Hot Ballroom is currently in pre-production for its Broadway debut. Marilyn’s feature film debut came in the form of An Invisible Sign, shot in the fall/winter of 2009 and released by IFC Films. She has directed numerous commercials and branded content films that have aired around the world, and several projects for television and new media, including the Emmy-winning children’s series Sesame Street and The Electric Company, and The Untold Stories of Motherhood for the Oxygen Network. Her documentary shorts No Small Parts and Good Muslim Girls enjoyed wide play in international film festivals.  Good Muslim Girls, about two outspoken young women in Iraq, was shot while she was there in 2014 with the American Film Showcase teaching a documentary storytelling workshop. Marilyn is very proud of her work on Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, a documentary feature about the visionaries behind the creation of Sesame Street.