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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 2017 membership of ISPA's Board of Directors and seven standing committees is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations.

ISPA strives to have a Board of Directors that accurately represents 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) | Head of Music, Creative Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Maria Claudia Parias (Secretary) | President, Batuta Foundation

Bogotá, Colombia

Anthony Sargent, CBE (Past Chair) | Chief Executive Officer, Luminato Festival
Toronto, Canada

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

Tim Brinkman | Director, G Live
London, United Kingdom

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

Jeff Daniel | Executive Vice-President, Business Operations, Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America
New York, NY, United States

Rebecca Dawson | Executive Director, Candoco Dance Company
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 
Wanchi, Hong Kong

Nina Kaye | Director, Artifax Software Ltd
London, England, United Kingdom

Gaurav Kripalani | Artistic/Managing Director, Singapore Repertory Theatre

Chris Lorway | Director of Programming, Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON, Canada

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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