Tuesday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Bellagio Las Vegas
Celesta Billeci is Executive Director of UCSB Arts & Lectures, one of Southern California’s premier multidisciplinary presenting program featuring performing arts, films, and lectures. With 25 years of experience in the performing arts, Celesta has taken Arts & Lectures in new directions, including collaborations with community arts organizations, outreach to a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic communities, and the commissioning of new works. Prior to her current position, she was Director’s Associate for UCLA Live, one of the country’s largest and most diverse performing arts programs. She was President of California Presenters (2001-02) and Board Member and Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Western Arts Alliance (2000-02).