Executive Director, KEIGWIN + COMPANY (@KeigwinandCo | Facebook)

Andrea is the executive director of KEIGWIN + COMPANY, having joined the company in 2008 as its first full-time administrative staff member. Since the start of her tenure, Andrea has managed sold-out, heralded seasons at The Joyce Theater; expanded KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s fundraising efforts;  increased touring activities around the world; and oversaw the company’s 10th Anniversary Season, for which she secured major capacity-building support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Andrea has served as a mentor to fellow arts administrators through Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training and has been featured on several panels to discuss digital audience engagement, dance marketing, and branding. From 2013-2016, she was on the Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees as the Chair of the Managers Council of organizations with budgets $750K and below. Andrea was first introduced to the world of dance administration in 2003 with an internship at the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from Connecticut College in 2004, where she danced with choreographers including Dan Wagoner, David Dorfman, Jeremy Nelson, and Heidi Henderson. Prior to joining KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Welshons worked in development at New York City Center, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and City Parks Foundation. Andrea is a registered yoga teacher and was certified in 2014 at mang’Oh Yoga in NYC.