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Emerging Leadership Institute

The Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two-day seminar that provides participants with many of the 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 2014, January 10-14. 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 250 alumni) and have an enhanced presence at APAP|NYC 2014, January 10-14.  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 Laura Benson, programs manager, by email at or by phone at (202) 207-3852.

ELI Class of 2014

  • Aaron Shackelford - Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Amanda Wah - Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA
  • Angel Nava - Washington State University Student Entertainment Board, Pullman, WA
  • Angela Luem - Pentacle, New York, NY
  • Ashley Kerns - Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Brian Reid - International Music Network, Gloucester, MA
  • Dani Pruitt - The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX
  • Elena Forbes - Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
  • Hillary Rathbun - University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
  • Jason Smith - Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
  • Jeffrey Martin - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Jenna Bell - Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
  • Jennifer DeCinque - Young Concert Artists, Inc., New York, NY
  • Joanie Mathis - Omaha Performing Arts, Omaha, NE
  • Kassie Hilgert - ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, PA
  • Kate Gorman - UMS (University Musical Society), Ann Arbor, MI
  • Laura Howell - Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
  • Leanne Cardwell - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Marcelo Aviles - Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • Mariclare Hulbert - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
  • Marina Magalhães - CONTRA-TIEMPO, Los Angeles, CA
  • Matthew Boring - Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
  • Matthew Weiss - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
  • Nick Covault - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY
  • Patrick Dunn - International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, CT
  • Sarah Swinford - Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
  • Sean Wright - Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
  • Stacy Rutherford - The Ware & Winter Centers of Millersville University, Lancaster, PA
  • Stephanie Janes - Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, MA
  • Tim Prestridge - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC