Michelle Fadem, daughter of Susan Fadem and the late Rod Fadem of Olivette, and Joshua A. Kashinsky, son of Marc Kashinsky and Eileen Eisenberg of Palm Desert, Calif., have announced their engagement.

She is the granddaughter of Charlotte Sherman and the late Nat Sherman, and the late Rose and Mike Fadem, all of St. Louis.

He is the grandson of Frances Eisenberg of New Jersey and the late Irv Eisenberg, and the late Kate and Dave Kashinsky.

A graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, the bride-to-be received her BFA and MFA degrees from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. A published playwright, she is presently a production manager at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Her fiancé graduated with a BA from the University of California-Santa Barbara and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. He completed an internship at Princeton University’s McCarter Theatre in New Jersey and is presently a freelance director and interim director of Jewish student life at Hofstra University Hillel on Long Island. They were introduced by Michelle’s dear friend and former New York University professor, Gary Garrison, who also happens to be a mentor of Josh’s.

A summer, 2011 wedding is planned.