Multifaceted experience with executive management of arts organizations, with specialization in education program development and community engagement strategies; particular strengths include:
*Developing and implementing innovative programs and services.
*Identifying growth opportunities for programming that match community needs.
*Working with constituent groups including boards, committees, volunteers, funders, and audiences.
*Building and retaining exceptional staffs & creating excellent work environments.
*Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of budgeting and financial management of program areas.
*Leading organizations and departments through periods of substantial growth and transition.
*Facilitating meetings and conversations with diverse stakeholders.
*Fostering an organizational commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Microsoft Office Suite, Audience View database and ticketing system, Wordpress
Ordway Center for the Performing ArtsSaint Paul, MinnesotaVice President
Promoted from previous position to strategically lead the arts education and community engagement programming in a major performing arts center with regional impact.
Create content and programming connected to touring, commissioned and produced contemporary dance, global music and musical theater, annually reaching 65,000 diverse learners and audiences.
Produce an annual 6-day international children's festival that engages more than 60,000.
Lead a team of 6 staff and contracted employees to achieve, evaluate and grow annual attendance, revenue, and learning goals.
Participate in governance of the organization with others in senior leadership, assisting the president with strategic planning and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Manage a budget of 2.2 million annually.
While in this position, created and implemented an action plan to grow school engagement in performance series by 30% over three years.
Director of Arts Education and Community Engagement
Promoted from previous position to manage and strategize growth and oversight for preK-12 education program and public engagements.
Built a community engagement model that empowered civic and artistic leaders to design engagements and promotions for touring performances, including frameworks centered on power-sharing and economic investment in multicultural and multiracial communities.
Grew a dance education program in schools that delivers contemporary dance education to 600 students annually in their classrooms.
Built an informal teaching artist roster and set of practices.
Worked with Advancement team to leverage local and national grants to support programming, totaling more than 1 million annually.
Collaborated with the President and CEO to oversee the authorization of a charter school for performing arts training and scholastic achievement.
Promoted from previous position to oversee growth and alignment of preK-12 school programs with organizational mission.
Moved school performance sales and customer service into Education department.
Grew in school residencies by 50% in a variety of art forms.
Strengthened partnerships with Saint Paul and Minneapolis Public School districts and expanded a bus reimbursement program from metro area to statewide to achieve greater regional and economic access to the performing arts.
Coordinated the engagement of K-12 school constituents through a performance series, in school workshops, an annual Festival, an annual showcase of honors music students, and teacher professional development.
Brought the curriculum development and study guide writing in-house and formalized an internship program to support the education department.
O'Neill Language AcademyMaplewood, MNSpanish Language Instructor
Instructed Spanish language classes in schools and community centers throughout the Twin Cities metro area to non-Spanish speakers for youth and adult learners.
Adapted scope and sequence of curriculum according to class level.
Teatro del PuebloSaint Paul, MNProduction Associate & Teaching Artist
Developed curriculum and provided theatre arts instruction for elementary schools in Spanish and English-speaking classrooms.
Translated audience questionnaires and other materials into Spanish for productions.
Served as primary liaison to school and community constituents.
Served as theater representative in the ArtsLab funding program.
Successfully wrote joint funding proposals with community organizations to receive ticket and transportation support for performances.
University of Minnesota Twin CitiesBA: Spanish and Individually Designed InterdepartmentalSumma Cum Laude Spanish and Individually Designed Interdepartmental "Performance as a Medium of Dissent and Social Change,"
Study Abroad & Specialized Study: Mérida, Venezuela; Mayarí, Cuba and HECUA - Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (City Arts program Selmer Birkelo Scholarship
Undergraduate Internship Grant for work with Teatro del Pueblo
HECUA scholarship for participation in the City Arts program
Honors Division Senior Thesis Scholarship for research in Cuba
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant for research in Cuba
International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Board of Directors, June 2010 - present
Twin Cities Large Cultural Arts Organizations Forum, September 2014-present
Arts Midwest Professional Development Resource Committee, February 2016 - present
Kennedy Center Partners in Education Network, September 2006 - present
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Grant Panelist, September 2008 - present