Amy Fitterer, has served as executive director of Dance/USA since January 2011 after serving as the director of government affairs for both Dance/USA and OPERA America. 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 professional development program Engaging Dance Audiences, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; undergone a national strategic planning process; and evolved the organizational structure of the branch offices with an eye towards sustainability and growth. Fitterer currently serves on the Board of the Performing Arts Alliance, a national network of more than 27,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. A former professional 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.
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