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Zenetta Drew

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Executive Director
Ms. Drew has been with Dallas Black Dance Theatre since 1987 and has seen the company grow dramatically over her tenure from an annual operating budget of $175,000 to over $4.9 million. The company’s yearly services have grown from 30 to over 600 with national and international venues and audience growth has increased from 20,000 to 150,000 annually. To date, the company has performed in 31 states, 15 countries and on 5 continents and two Cultural Olympiads. Select Awards: 2016 Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumna Award, 2016 Influential Leaders Award for diversity and inclusion from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She received the 2016 Obelisk Award for Outstanding Leadership Arts Alumnus from the Business Council for the Arts and the 2017 International Association of Blacks in Dance-Excellence in Arts Management Award. Board Affiliations: Executive Advisory Board of the College of Business and Technology at A&M–Commerce, Advisory Board of the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University, serves as board treasurer for both the Dallas Arts District and the City of Dallas’ Dallas Development Fund, and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. Advisory panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Houston Arts Council, and President Bill Clinton’s Americans for the Arts Strategic Planning Committee. Currently, she serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project) and is an Advisor of the Le Moyne Graduate Program in Arts Administration. She holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from East Texas State University, a Management Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Brookhaven College, and graduated from the National Arts Strategies Executive Program at Harvard Business School.