Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, I have worked to bring management and infrastructure support programming to Los Angeles area arts and other not-for-profit organizations.
As Executive Director of Dance Resource Center, the service organization for Greater LA Dance, from July 2015 to June 2018, DRC increased its full time staff from 0 to 3; more than quadrupled its budget; added 12 Board members; and become a fully professional organization for the first time since its inception in 1987. I worked at Pentacle (1983-1986) and then returned in 2002 becoming Director of Educational Programming in 2003. I developed and launched the mentorship program Help Desk® (in 2009) and Back Office (in 2011). I became Director of Programming for all of Pentacle’s programs. I became Co-Director of Pentacle in July 2014.
Receiving a J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1989, I practiced until 1994, concentrating in entertainment, copyright and trademark law. During, 1994, I consulted for DanceBrazil. I have served as a panelist for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the LA County Arts Commission. I also served on the New York City Department of Education’s committee that led to the creation of the dance section of the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. I served on the Board of Trustees of Dance/USA (chairing the Committee on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity) from 2012-2018; the Board of New Roads School (2007-2013); and the Steering Committee for Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Karsh Center (2016-2018). I currently sit on the Board of Directors of Dance Resource Center; the Ford Theatre Connector Council, and the Board of Directors of Koreatown Youth and Community Center.
I spent eight years (1994-2002) as a partner in Civic Research Institute, a professional reference publishing company, where she served as Executive Vice President of New Product Development and General Counsel.
LA-based cultural event producer who believes in the power that artists have in addressing urgent social, political, and cultural issues of our time. I'm currently the Program Manager in Programming and Community Engagement at The Music Center, where I work on a broad range of live arts events, including site-specific and participatory programs.
Prior to joining The Music Center, I was Associate Producer in Public Programming at Lincoln Center, where I worked on two outdoor summer music series, Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From 2012-2016 I was an Associate in the Public Programs department at the Skirball Cultural Center, where I was responsible for curating and implementing a wide range of live events for a broad public, including large-scale concerts for young adults, multi-genre concerts for family audiences, low-cost film screenings, and conversations between prominent creative voices. Recent bookings and projects include Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sam Green and Yo La Tengo: The Lovesong of R. Buckminster Fuller, and the opening night party for the exhibition Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. featuring Seth Bogart and Chela.
I hold a BA in Geography and a minor in Urban and Regional Studies from UCLA. My training in Geography and spatial theory has provided me with a strong background in writing and data analysis, and it has reinforced my belief in the cumulative effects of localized actions to enact far-reaching change.
My writing has been featured in the San Diego Union Tribute, L.A. Record, Lincoln Center's The Score, and the Skirball blog.