Welcome to the Face to Face 2021: Resilience and Reinvention SCHED! This is your one-stop-shop for all event information including conference schedules, presenter information, session information, and more.

Registration will open on Friday, March 12 at 12:00pm ET.


Continue the conversation online! Use the hashtag and #F2F2021, or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram -- @nycaier!

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is a service organization and a community of arts education practitioners sharing information, providing professional development, and communicating with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond.

For more information, please visit us online at https://nycaieroundtable.org/.


Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre, The City College of New York, Co-Chair

Jennifer DiBella, Roundabout Theatre Company, Co-Chair

Gary Padmore, NY Philharmonic, Vice Chair

Erika Akins, Bloomingdale School of Music, Secretary

Theodore Wiprud, Composer and Educator, Chair Emeritus

Philip Alexander, Brooklyn Arts Council

Ronald Alexander, Alvin Ailey, RestorationART

Piper Anderson, Create Forward

Justin Daniel, Opening Act

Kathleen Dorman, Literacy Inc. (LINC)

Stephanie Lee Griffin, Roivant Sciences

Amy Harris, Independent Arts Administrator & Educator

David King, Community-Word Project

Kati Koerner, Lincoln Center Theater

Traci Lester, National Dance Institute

Toya Lillard, viBe Theater Experience

Lisa Mitchell, Disney Theatrical Group

KeriAnne Murphy, 321 Theatrical Management

Ayo Oti, Gartner

Bryan Powell, Little Kids Rock

David Shookhoff, Manhattan Theatre Club

Mi Ryung Song, Strategy Consultant

Jeff Vockrodt, ClimateJobs

Rachel Watts, ArtsConnection

Helen Wheelock, Creative Arts Team

Michael Wiggins, Little Island at Pier 55

Eve Wolff, Dancing Classrooms


Kimberly Olsen, Executive Director

Kinsey Keck, Programming and Membership Manager

Molaundo Jones, Communications and Resource Manager

Megan Zhang, Conference Coordinator

Caryn Cooper, Retreat Coordinator

Ky’Lend Adams, Grant Project Coordinator



Durell Cooper, Cultural Innovation Group

Amy Harris, Independent Arts Educator and Administrator

Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre, City College of New York

Kati Koerner, Lincoln Center Theater

David Shookhoff, Manhattan Theatre Club

Committee Members

Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Independent Cultural Worker

Kelly Donovan, ArtsConnection

Toya Lillard, viBe Theater Experience

Hannah Johnson-Walsh, EMIT Theatre

Traci Lester, National Dance Institute

Alexandra López, Lincoln Center Theater

Sara Morgulis, New York City Children’s Theater

Sophia Morris Pittman, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Sheikia “Purple” Norris, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Tiffany Pierce, The Art Table Studio

Tyrone Santana Copeland, BRIC

Michael Wiggins, Little Island at Pier 55


The Roundtable is deeply grateful to Disney and National Dance Institute for their sponsorship of the 2021 Face to Face Conference. In addition, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to: Risa Brand-Greiss, Graphic Designer; Kasia Witek, Conference Video Editor; and ASLIS Interpreting Services.

Face to Face 2021 is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable also gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York Community Trust, Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, Altman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Glenn Ralston Family Foundation, Charitarian Foundation, and with the support of NYCAIER individual donors.


Become a member of the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable and take advantage of all the resources and learning opportunities the Roundtable has to offer while also lending your voice and expertise to the arts education community. A membership with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable supports our ability to provide quality professional development programming, community-building, resource sharing opportunities, and direct advocacy on behalf of the arts education field. Membership benefits include discounts on registration fees to Face to Face, mini-conferences, and other programs; invitations to members-only events; opportunities to serve on a Roundtable committee; access to a robust resource and video library; and more! Become a member at the Face to Face Conference and get membership from now until June 30, 2022!

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