Monday, August 29th, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - JW Marriot Platinum C
Amy Fitterer has served as executive director of Dance/USA since January 2011. Under her leadership, Dance/USA has developed the Institute for Leadership Training, a national mentorship program with support from the American Express Foundation; re-designed the re-granting program Engaging Dance Audiences, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; and evolved the organizational structure of the branch offices. Fitterer currently serves on the Board of the Performing Arts Alliance, a national network of more than 33,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. In January 2014, Fitterer joined the Advisory Board for the Dizzy Feet Foundation whose mission is to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Fitterer is committed to furthering Dance/USA’s core values of equity and inclusion and, in close collaboration with the Dance/USA Board and staff, is working to advance dance through the lens of diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of Dance/USA’s programming and services.
A former ballet dancer and classical pianist, Fitterer received her ballet training from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut and a BS in piano performance from Indiana University School of Music. In 2008, Fitterer completed her masters in arts administration from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Prior to becoming executive director of Dance/USA, Fitterer served as the director of government affairs for both Dance/USA and OPERA America.