Meet the Government and Public Affairs Team
Music and Dance
Kristen Engebretsen joined the staff at Americans for the Arts in 2011 as the arts education program coordinator. In this role, she works with the Arts Education Network and its elected council to ensure the advancement of arts education throughout the country.
Prior to her arrival in DC, she worked at several arts organizations in Los Angeles, including the LA County Arts Commission and the Music Center: Performing Arts Center of LA County. She has performed with a professional symphony on the string bass, both in the United States and abroad. She has also taught dance at various arts education organizations, and she continues to serve on the Board of Directors for CRE Outreach, a small nonprofit theater company in Los Angeles. She holds a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.