Cultivating Social Ambassadors at DANCECleveland

Dance Cleveland
Dance Cleveland presents performances from dance theater companies such as Chicago-based group Lucky Plush.

This month, we explore how to engage younger and more culturally diverse audiences in arts and culture organizations. Richard Evans is joined by Pamela Young, Executive Director of DANCECleveland, which now has an experimental initiative fueled by EmcArts‘s Engaging the Future program. Richard and Pam discuss how DANCECleveland has developed a team of social ambassadors who call themselves the DanceAdvance Team.

Duration: 9:24 min

Pamela Young CroppedPamela Young (Executive Director, DANCECleveland) joined the organization in 2003. With a strong background in project management, development and non-profit organizational and transition management, she has brought focused leadership and experience to Cleveland’s premier and oldest dance presenting organization. Prior to joining DANCECleveland, Pam had over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts arena with a number of arts organizations in the Greater Cleveland community, including: MOCA-Cleveland, Cleveland Public Art, Dancing Wheels/Professional Flair and Cleveland Ballet and has served in a variety of functions from Acting Executive Director, Development Director, and Earned Income Specialist. Prior to moving into the non-profit sector, Pam enjoyed a career in architecture and design. She received her Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati and Certificate of Non-Profit Management from CASE-Mandel Center for Non-Profit Management. She has been a life-long resident of Cleveland Heights and claims it is the best place in the world to live.

Piama Habibullah is the former Online Producer + Communications Manager at EmcArts.