Adriana Ray, Programs Manager

A native Texan, Adriana Ray joined the Dance/USA team as Programs and Development Associate in January 2018 and currently serves as Programs Manager. In her previous position as Dance Coordinator for the Boston College Arts Council, she worked as a liaison between the student dance groups and Arts Council Director, ensuring artistic excellence for such events as the Boston College Arts Fest and Week of Dance. Currently, Adriana supports the Programs and Development departments in the fundraising, programming, and execution of Dance/USA’s professional development opportunities including the Annual Conference, Dance Forum, Institute for Leadership Training, and Dance Business Bootcamp.

Adriana holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, where she was a member of the Arts Administration Student Association and served as Graduate Assistant for the Boston University Arts Initiative. She received her B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Adriana is a member of Texas Association Teachers of Dancing, and Women of Color in the Arts. She is active in the DMV tap dance community as a dancer and teaching artist.