Brenda Way of ODC/Dance in San Francisco projects an enviable vision of staying power in a city that both celebrates its artistic culture and starves it of space. She and co-artistic director KT Nelson have created a thriving dance center in SF’s Mission District—with two buildings that house school, theater, gallery and even a health clinic for dancers.
“Leading is hard,” says Rachel Moore, President & CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles. “It takes thought, intentionality and humility, and sometimes it requires the moral courage to make necessary changes. While those of us who guide arts organizations wake up every day with the goal of contributing to the human spirit, we must step up our efforts as leaders.”