Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus
Dean, School of the Visual and Performing Arts
Managed a School of 1,300 students with undergraduate and graduate degrees in 20 disciplines; 42 full-time faculty and over 40 adjunct faculty.
The Future of the Present: The Traditional Performing Arts of Indonesia
Project Director, Researcher, Ford Foundation, Jakarta Center
Commissioned to design and manage research-examining outcomes of grants made to traditional performing arts groups in Indonesia, with the objective of gaining understanding of the impact of politics, economics and social change on traditional performing arts. The 600-page report, including more than 50 photos and 90 minutes of video footage, has sparked positive action in the preservation of traditions within local arts communities, among scholars and young artists. Oversaw team of 7 and a budget of $150,000.
Kelola Foundation for Arts and Culture, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kelola Foundation is the premiere arts service organization in Indonesia. Created with support from the Ford Foundation Jakarta Center and the Asian Cultural Council, the organization provides management services to more than 250 national arts organizations and individuals. Developed organization's mission, vision, programs, management systems, fundraising goals and procedures. Developed boards of directors and advisors, managed budget of $500,000, wrote successful fundraising proposals. Produced national directory of arts organization in print and on the web and initiated grant giving programs.
Asia Society, New York
Director, Media and Performing Arts
Researched, designed, raised funds for, commissioned and produced Asian and Asian American performance programs, lectures, seminars, films and radio specials in the United States and Asia. Worked in collaboration with arts organizations locally and nationally to expand impact of programming. Raised over $1,000,000. Managed a staff of five and budget of $350,000.
Thirteen/WNET, New York Public Broadcasting Station
Associate Director, Performance Programs
Production Executive, Great Performances
Oversaw administration of department; developed program content; coordinated financing and production of more than 100 original performance programs and cultural documentaries. Productions aired nationally and internationally and received outstanding reviews and scores of industry awards. Managed a staff of 20.
American Ballet Theatre
Director of Media
Recruited by Mikhail Baryshnikov, artistic director, to create a media department. Developed, co-produced and coordinated financing for six highly successful television specials that aired both nationally on PBS and internationally, and are now available on home video.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, D.C.
Director, Dance Programs
Recruited by the Carter Administration. Awarded grants totaling $9,000,000 a year to more than 120 dance companies and hundreds of choreographers, filmmakers and designers; developed strategic plan, designed guidelines and appointed more than 50 dance professionals to serve on review panels. Defended the department's budgets before the National Council for the Arts, the Congress and Senate at the government's annual appropriations hearings. Managed a staff of 12.
Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation
Executive Director
Developed the strategy for and managed expansion of company from four dancers, one administrator and an annual budget of $114,000 to company of 16 dancers, four administrators and a budget of more than $700,000. Wrote successful grant proposals to federal and local arts agencies, foundations and individuals. Associate-produced two television specials and managed national and international touring. Coordinated the company's participation in the film HAIR.
Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
Executive Director
The Festival of Two Worlds (Spoleto Festival) was produced in Rome and by Festival Foundation in New York. Progressed from secretary in executive director in two years. Worked in New York and Italy. Managed a staff of five and a budget of $250,000; participated in the selection of artists and programming; negotiated contracts; handled payrolls and bills; oversaw publicity; coordinated fundraising; bi-lingual interpreter for artists and funders.