Sarah E.R. Grosman: Programs Manager, Turtle Bay Music School, New York, NY
Sarah E.R. Grosman is a leader of community-engaged arts programming across the country and internationally. Collaborating with organizations of many creative mediums (dance, music, contemporary art, theater, international NGOs), her work pursues a merging of cultural diplomacy, civic engagement, and community development for and through the arts. Currently, she leads the Community Programs department at Turtle Bay Music School (NYC) and is the director of community engagement for Zara Aina (based in NYC and Madagascar). Prior to this, Sarah was a founding staff member and community organizer for Public Works, the groundbreaking participatory theater program at The Public Theater (NYC/Shakespeare in the Park). In 2016, Sarah was the United States delegate in Malta for the European Union’s inaugural Global Cultural Leadership Program in the framework of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform. As a theater director, she has worked at Shakespeare in the Park, LaMama, The Foundry, Intiman, The Old Globe, 5th Ave. Theater, and New York University. Sarah is a graduate of Cornish College, for whom she is a national advisory council member and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.