The DDP team had a wonderful time getting to know San Francisco Ballet’s Executive Director, Kelly Tweeddale, for Episode 2. Her conversation with Liza covers everything from the initial lockdown in SF, to her years of experience as an arts administrator, and the important lesson she learned in her 40s.

Kelly Tweeddale is the current Executive Director of San Francisco Ballet. Her career in the arts has seen her lead not just in ballet, but in symphony and opera, too. Previously serving the Seattle Opera and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, her work has long emphasized advocating for women in leadership, equity, diversity, and community outreach (including the use of technology!). She was recognized in 2019 by the Metro Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and in 2011 as a Puget Sound Business Journal Women of Influence awardee. In her spare time, Tweeddale enjoys practicing yoga and distance running (more on that in the video).

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