Experienced professional connecting arts, culture and community through administration and leadership.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and programs with enthusiasm and vision.
Strong commitment to collaboration and team dynamics across disciplines and departments.
Highly skilled at developing collaborative relationships to serve a wide diversity of stakeholders.
Creative Director, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, 2002 – 2015
Founder and creative leader for a non-profit organization presenting award-winning performances, dynamic public art events and community-minded educational programs.
Production of events for various public spaces from conception to completion. Artistic and administrative responsibilities include concept design, fundraising, marketing and promotion, outreach programming, audience development, evaluation and communication with various stakeholders.
Management of multiple contracts, campaigns and commissions (project and general support) including government grants, commissions, individual donations and crowd funding initiatives.
Development of high-level collaborations to maximize service delivery with organizations such as Atlanta Ballet, Flux Projects, Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, educational institutions and with numerous individuals.
Design, delivery and evaluation of arts education programs for colleges, universities and high schools, and professional development programs at various institutions including Atlanta Ballet, Spelman College, Agnes Scott College, University of Georgia and others.
Participation in advocacy and community development initiatives including Atlanta Regional Commission’s Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta program, Georgia Tech Office of the Arts, Emory University’s Office of Career Development mentoring events, Fulton County’s Peer to Peer Dialogues, and panel service for the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Mayor’s Office of Culture Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, SouthArts.
Recognized as Best of Atlanta 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008.
Administrative Director, Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, 2009
Administrative management for a state-wide assembly of organizations and individuals charged with membership development, database management, coordinating conference activities and delivering educational events throughout the state.
Administrative Consultant, Fulton County Arts Council, 2005 – 2006
Project management for special events and programs including logistics, communications, evaluation, on site event support and serving as point of contact for Council Members, Board of Commissioners, staff, speakers, consultants and other stakeholders.
School Arts Program Coordinator, Fulton County Arts Council, 2002 – 2004
Management of Fulton County’s School Arts Program delivering residencies, performances and educational encounters to elementary, middle and high schools.
Administered over 100 service contracts annually for arts programming in Fulton County Schools from call for artists through project lifecycles to full compliance.
Coordinated the annual School Arts Program Showcase, connecting educators and administrators with artists and organizations offering programs for K – 12. Responsibilities included conference planning, showcase performances, panels, design and logistics for the exhibit hall, networking and professional development sessions, coordinating volunteers, event management and evaluation.
Managed FCAC/FCBOE participation in the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program, assisting arts organizations in developing or expanding educational partnerships with local school systems.
Grants & Contracts Specialist, Fulton County Arts Council, 2000 – 2003
Administrative support for the Fulton County Arts Council’s contracts for services program, delivering a wide diversity of cultural offerings and points of access for the citizens of Fulton County.
Administered contracts for arts services from general funding for arts organizations to project support for cultural programming offered by colleges, universities, community groups and social service organizations based in Fulton County.
Delivered training and proposal development sessions for the contracts for services, technical assistance and artists-in-residence programs.
Coordinated the evaluation process including organizing and training citizen review panels for contracts for arts services, council initiated projects, and artist in residency programs locally and internationally.
Exhibit Research Assistant, SciTrek, Atlanta’s Science and Technology Museum, 1998 – 2000
Project management for traveling and temporary exhibitions related to science and technology with support for education, marketing, evaluation and special events.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BFA, Atlanta College of Art, 1996
Safehouse Outreach Community, 2010/11
Creative Capital Professional Development Program for Artists, 2012
Emerging Arts Leaders Mentor, Atlanta Regional Commission, 2013
Emory Office of Career Development, Mentor, 2014/15
Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Regional Commission, Class of 2014
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Confident, articulate speaker with excellent communication skills.
Proficient writer for creative and factual content.
Motivated leader, enthusiastic learner.
Proficient in MS office programs, social media, light graphics.