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Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll

Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll brings more than a decade of experience as a leader, fundraiser and producer in the performing arts. She currently serves as the General Manager for the internationally recognized Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Karena also functions as the General Manager for the multi-disciplinary ensemble company, UNIVERSES. Previous tenures include associate managing director of both Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, CA) and Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT), executive director of contemporary dance company Robert Moses’ Kin (San Francisco, CA), and annual fund manager at Aurora Theatre (Berkeley, CA). Karena is also a freelance arts management strategist and artist representative, partnering with individual artists and ensembles whose work gives voice to underrepresented stories and perspectives. Recognized nationally, Karena was invited in 2014 by Theatre Communications Group to be part of its SPARK Leadership Program’s inaugural class. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Theater Management from Yale University.

You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.
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You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.

18 August 2015

Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll and Deena Selenow provide practical advice for making recruitment, retainment, and casting practices more equitable and inclusive.