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Jenny Bilfield

President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Jenny Bilfield was appointed Washington Performing Arts’ fourth President and CEO in April 2013. Based in Washington, D.C., with performances and programs spanning the Capital region, Washington Performing Arts is one of the nation’s preeminent multi-disciplinary arts presenters, especially notable for launching and nurturing innumerable performing artists, and sustaining high-impact arts education partnerships with the D.C. public schools and diplomatic community

From 2006-2013, Bilfield was Artistic and Executive Director of Stanford Lively Arts and Artistic Director of Stanford Live (its successor organization) at Stanford University. During this time Bilfield stewarded the organization’s transformation from university presenter to a campus-based arts producer. Hired during the early days of Stanford’s arts initiative, Bilfield collaborated extensively with faculty and program partners to develop new pathways for immersive arts experiences for students and arts-goers in Silicon Valley and the wider Bay area.