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August 29, 2010
Michael Kaiser
President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Q&A Podcasts
Michael Kaiser BIO:
·President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
·Creator, Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute

·Executive Director, Royal Opera House, London
·Executive Director, American Ballet Theatre
·Executive Director, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation
·General Manager, Kansas City Ballet

·Master's Degree in Management, MIT
·Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Brandeis University

·Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask (2010)
·The Art of the Turnaround (2008)
·Strategic Planning in the Arts: A Practical Guide (1995)
·Developing Industry Strategies: A Practical Guide of Industry Analysis (1983)
·Understanding the Competition: A Practical Guide of Competitive Analysis (1981)

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Info: Our guest is Michael Kaiser, president of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. That position includes responsibility for all of the programming at the Center. Earlier this year, Mr. Kaiser created the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute which trains people to become managers in the arts field. He has just completed a 69 city tour in connection with the Arts in Crisis initiative where he spoke with local arts communities on how to handle the impact of reduced funding due to the recession. Michael Kaiser has been president of the Kennedy Center since 2001. Previously he has worked with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation, American Ballet Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, and the Royal Opera House in London.

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