Cathryn Williams

Biography

Cathryn Williams is responsible for the growth, development, and management of Ailey’s Arts in Education & Community Programs. She brings over 15 years of experience in program design, implementation, and staff development to Ailey. Prior to joining the Ailey organization in 2012, Ms. Williams created and managed joint ventures internationally and cross-culturally with educational and cultural institutions for Lincoln Center Institute. She also supervised the management and training of LCI’s 100 teaching artists. Ms. Williams has served as a consultant in arts and education and as Director of the 92Y Harkness Center for Dance. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Utah, she has performed internationally with modern dance companies and on Broadway, and was on the faculties of prestigious dance institutions from Colorado to New York to Montpelier, France. Ms. Williams has conducted artist residencies for the New York State Council on the Arts, Young Audiences, and the National Endowment for the Arts.