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Emerging Leadership Institute


APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two and a half day seminar that develops critical leadership skills they need now and in the future. A cohort of emerging leaders is invited to participate in the Emerging Leadership Institute at APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13, 2015. The workshop is a collaborative process where learning from each other is highly valued. The workshop is also a valuable and rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and on their own career.

Facilitated by professional practitioners in the field, ELI is an opportunity to engage in new professional relationships, exchange ideas in a confidential environment, become part of an expanding network of ELI alumni (now more than 300 alumni) and have an enhanced presence at APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13, 2015.  ELI is a smart career move for any performing arts professional including presenters, managers, artists, agents, artistic company managing directors, marketing directors, arts council personnel and other related positions in the performing arts industry.

If you have any questions, please contact Kalyn Saylor, programs and resources associate, at or at 202-212-6865.

ELI Class of 2015

  • Rachel Ash - Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Leanne Cardwell - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Shannon Dozoryst - Young Auditorium, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
  • Ben Easton - Joe’s Pub at the Public, New York City, NY
  • Abby Eddy - Purdue Convocations, West Lafayette, IN
  • Sarah Fieger - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX
  • James Fredrick - Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage, AK
  • Gillian Friedman - CAMI Music, New York City, NY
  • Elizabeth Given - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
  • Lexie Olivia Grant - Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL
  • Mari Hein Beegle - Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO
  • Katherine Jones - Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Christopher Kaelin - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY
  • Barry Kornhauser - Millersville University, Lancaster, PA
  • Carolynn Lee - Kohler Foundation, Inc., Kohler, WI
  • Caitlin McCarthy - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  • Amy Miller - Pentacle, New York City, NY
  • Kenneth Naanep - On Stage at Kingsborough at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jade Parente - The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, CT
  • Melissa Cleary Pearson - University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
  • Regina Ruhberg - Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Anat Shinar - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Anna Simmons - University Musical Society, Ypsilanti, MI
  • ​​​Daniel Soto - Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kathleen Spehar - The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN
  • Rebecca Talisman - Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC
  • Christine Tully - Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC