The New York 2014 ISPA Congress Planning Committee is Co-Chaired by Julia Glawe (Director of Booking, Pomegranate Arts) and Sir Nicholas Kenyon (Managing Director, Barbican) - meet the Co-Chairs and planning committee below.
Julia Glawe | Committee Co-Chair
Director of Booking
Julia Glawe is currently serving as the Director of Booking for Pomegranate Arts in New York. Prior to joining the Pomegranate team in February 2013, Julia was the Senior Vice President and Director of the Dance Division at IMG Artists. She has also worked with organizations including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the Feld Ballet, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, and has consulted for several North American and UK-based companies and organizations.
She was a board member of Western Arts Alliance from 2001-2005, serving as its Vice President from 2004-2005, and in 2009 received WAA's Jerry Willis Award for artistic excellence and distinguished leadership. As a founding member of CODA, WAA's alumni board, Julia is part of a team charged with planning WAA's Leadership Conference in 2014 as well as fundraising for the organization. She co-chaired the Midwest Arts Conference in 2000, and the ISPA Congress in January 2011 and continues to serve as an ISPA Board member.
Her undergraduate degrees in journalism and theatre arts / dance were received from Northern Illinois University, and Julia earned a MFA in performing arts management from Brooklyn College.
Sir Nicholas Kenyon | Committee Co-Chair
Sir Nicholas Kenyon has been Managing Director of the Barbican Centre since October 2007. He was a music critic for The New Yorker, The Times and Observer, and editor of Early Music 1983-92. He was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3 in 1992, and was responsible for the award-winning seasons Fairest Isle and Sounding the Century. He oversaw the BBC’s programming for the Millennium and then ran the BBC’s Live Events and TV Classical Music departments. He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007. He has continued to write and lecture on the arts, publishing books on Bach, Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. He is a member of Arts Council England, a board member of Sage Gateshead, and a Trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust. He was knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours; he has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College Oxford, and in 2011 he received the British Academy President’s Medal for outstanding services to the arts and humanities.
Planning Committee Members
VP of International Programming and Dance, John F Kennedy Center
Chief Executive Officer, ISPA
Artistic/Managing Director, Singapore Repertory Theatre
Program and Development Associate, ISPA