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Brooke Whitaker-Royster

Independent Consultant
Brooke Whitaker-Royster is an experienced international arts consultant skillfully moving through the fine and performing arts, education, multimedia and tech sectors. Her work focuses on inspiring and creating sustainable business practices in the formation of innovative, diverse and groundbreaking programming.

While at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as Lincoln Center Education’s Assistant Director, Global Partnerships, Brooke was responsible for expanding Lincoln Center’s educational partnerships through its conventional consulting practice and thought leadership portfolio, which is focused on cultivating critical thinking in schools and communities. During her tenure within Lincoln Center Education, the department grew to manage consulting engagements in nearly twenty countries and four continents. During this time Brooke developed and grew new relationships with global government agencies, educational institutions and corporate entities.

Brooke also curated and produced programming for Lincoln Center Education’s Summer Forum, an annual, three-week event which welcomes artists, educators, teaching artists, and participants from around the world to explore the process of imaginative learning and best practices in arts education and community arts. Most notable among this work was having produced a Speaker Series for Summer Forum which spotlit notable women of color whose work impacts arts spaces and focuses on equity, inclusion and social justice.

During a nearly 10 year professional tenure in Philadelphia, PA Brooke began her career at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia, The Leeway Foundation and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Brooke earned her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, where she studied Art History, Religion, and African American Studies. She has also studied at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. She has held a variety of leadership roles within New York City’s non-profit landscape and has served as a Creative Advisor for a number of educational programs to include Futures and Options, a program dedicated to helping empower New York City's youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships.

Today, Brooke manages her time between being a dedicated stay-at-home mom of two girls, Hannah and Naomi, and select professional and personal projects.

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