Shane Jewell | Executive Director

Shane Jewell hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has over twenty years of experience working in performing arts administration and producing. He most recently was the General Manager of Gibney Company in New York City, where he built the infrastructure and strategic plan for a newly formed contemporary dance company that performed in NYC and toured internationally. While at Gibney, Shane got to work with such esteemed choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Sonya Tayeh, Alan Lucien Øyen, and many more. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Orlando Ballet, Executive Director of Oklahoma City Ballet, and Executive Director of OK Mozart International Music Festival.

Shane has raised over thirty million dollars to the various nonprofits of his employ. He successfully completed two capital campaigns and a multi-million dollar sustainability campaign while maintaining operational contributed income. Both Orlando and Oklahoma City Ballet also saw increased ticket sales and school enrollment during his tenure.

He has been very involved in the communities he has lived. He has served as a member of Leadership Oklahoma City, Leadership Orlando Oklahoma City Rotary, and Bartlesville Rotary. He has also sat on the Price Tower Advisory Council, Oklahoma Contemporary Art Museum Education Committee, Downtown Bartlesville Inc. Advisory Board, and the Oklahoma Presenters Network. He is a member of Dance/USA and served as interim chair of the Managers Council for dance organization with budgets from 3.5 to 15 million.

Jewell has spoken both nationally and internationally at conferences focusing on the dance industry. He spoke at the National Arts Marketing Conference regarding effectively marketing a classical dance company. He also spoke at the Ballet: Why and How Conference in Arnhem, Netherlands on creative marketing strategies for dance.