Steven Libman is a highly successful and respected executive with over 30 years of experience leading major arts organizations with extensive knowledge of producing dance and theatre and presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts series with an emphasis on classical music and jazz. He is nationally recognized for developing an entrepreneurial and creative approach to strategic planning, fundraising, programming, branding, marketing initiatives, institutional growth, and problem solving. He has raised over $150 million throughout his career.

Previously, Libman served as the Chief Advancement Officer for Atlanta Ballet, President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts, a three-venue performing arts center and museum (IN), the Managing Director of the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, and the Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Ballet.

Libman was the co-creator and co-host of a radio show focused on arts education called, “The Voice of the Performing Arts” that appeared weekly on public radio WICR from the University of Indianapolis and was pod cast nationally through iTunes. Since its launch in March 2013 through T2016, over 500 guests appeared through 160 shows for a weekly audience of up to 10,000 listeners.

He is the author of many articles that focus on arts administration and has also taught classes in leadership and fundraising to graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, University of California/San Diego and Syracuse University. Libman was a Founding Member of the National Task Force on Dancer Nutrition through Dance/USA.

Libman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts Management from Rhode Island College and holds a Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Certificate in Strategy from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.