The 2018 conference takes place May 31 - June 2, 2018 in Houston, TX hosted by the University of Houston and the University of Houston - Downtown.
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Erica Bondarev Rapach

American University/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Adjunct Faculty/Associate Executive Director
College Park, MD
I am a cultural omnivore, personal stylist and an ENFJ. I played violin with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra while a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia and initiated a first-ever U.S. tour for the group. This convinced me that arts management was my true calling and I haven’t looked back.I began my arts career with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where I advanced their digital footprint. Now I am a leader at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, a major public research institution. We are not afraid to fail. We pursue the advancement of cross-disciplinary knowledge and incubate creative talent as we build the future of the arts. I am an alum of American University's Graduate Arts Management Program and now teach Arts Marketing there as an adjunct faculty member. I help guide the future of Happenstance Theater and Dance Exchange through board and advisory council roles. I am Founder & Personal Stylist with Restyle with Erica because we communicate part of our story with how we present ourselves and I believe everyone should take control of what they are saying. I am a mother of two young daughters who speak 3 languages, break dance and build things with their hands. I am married to a fellow arts administrator. I’m @makestyleart and @restylewitherica. I am limitless. I skirt the rules. Namaste.