Anna Glass has been involved in the performing arts as both an artist and arts administrator for over twenty-five years. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem where she co-launched, with Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, a collaborative initiative addressing racial inequity in ballet. Under her leadership, Dance Theatre of Harlem received its largest gift in the organization’s 51 year history. In May 2013, she began her own endeavor dedicated to preserving and documenting the legacies of prominent Black artists and cultural institutions, and reinterpreting those legacies onto multiple platforms, including live performance. She recently produced Carmen de Lavallade’s newest solo show Life of a Legend: Carmen de Lavallade for Jazz at Lincoln Center and prior to that As I Remember It – an intimate portrait of this legendary artist, which toured across the country.
Anna currently serves on the 2020 Tony Nominating Committee, as an advisor to the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, and on the National Resource Council for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. Anna has also served as a consultant providing strategic planning and fundraising guidance to various non-profit arts organizations throughout New York City.
Anna received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her JD from the University of Dayton School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the State of New York and lives in Harlem with her husband and their daughter.