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The BOARD of Directors

Greetings from the CEO

65th Anniversary

ISPA Awards

Board of Directors

Committee Members

Call for Nominations 


Statement of Values

Organizational Effectiveness

The nomination period for the 2018 membership of ISPA's Board of Directors and seven standing committees is now closed. Thank you to all our members who put forward nominations!

ISPA strives to have a Board of Directors that reflects the membership's diversity. Board members must have been a member for at least two years, be a member in good standing, and work full-time in the performing arts or related field. The Board of Directors are supported by ISPA's Committee Members.

Board Officers

Mary Lou Aleskie (Chair) | Executive Director, International Festival of Arts & Ideas

New Haven, CT, United States

Ian Smith (Treasurer) | President, European Music Council


Maria Claudia Parias (Secretary) | President, Batuta Foundation

Bogotá, Colombia

David Baile (Ex-Officio) | Chief Executive Officer, ISPA
New York, NY, United States

Board Members

Alicia Adams | Vice President, International Programming and Dance, John F Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C., United States

Hosang Ahn | President, The National Theater of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Jim Beirne MBE | Chief Executive, North East Theatre Trust
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Marc Blondeau | President/CEO, Place des Arts
Montréal, QC, Canada

Collette Brennan | Chief Executive Officer, Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Abbotsford, NSW, Australia

Tim Brinkman | Director, G Live
London, United Kingdom

Luiz Coradazzi | Director of Arts, British Council
São Paulo, Brazil

Jeff Daniel | Co-Chief Executive Officer, Theatre, The John Gore Organization
New York, NY, United States

Rebecca Dawson | Executive Director, Punchdrunk
London, United Kingdom

Eugene Downes | Director, Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny, Ireland

Åsa Edgren | CEO/Managing Director, Loco World
Stockholm, Sweden

Ken Fischer | President, University Musical Society of the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Alison Friedman | Director/Founder, Ping Pong Productions
Beijing, China

Julia Glawe | Executive Director, Milwaukee Ballet
Milwaukee, WI, United States

Louise Herron | Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia

Tisa Ho | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival 
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Gaurav Kripalani | Artistic/Managing Director, Singapore Repertory Theatre

Chris Lorway | Executive Director, Stanford Live
Stanford, CA, United States

Steinunn Ragnarsdóttir | Chief Executive Officer, Icelandic Opera
Reykjavik, Iceland

Simon Reinink | Managing Director, Het Concertgebouw N.V.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Piotr Turkiewicz | Head of International Development & Programming / Artistic Director, National Forum of Music/Jazztopad Festival
Wrocław, Poland

Michelle Witt | Executive and Artistic Director, Meany Hall and UW World Series, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States

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