Meet the Emerging Leaders Network Team

Aryana Alexis Anderson

Education Associate, Apollo Theater

Education Associate
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
T (212) 531-5358

Aryana Anderson is a native New Yorker and burgeoning arts-leader. Aryana joined the Apollo Theater staff in 2009 and serves in the Education Program. The Apollo Education Program produces distinctive learning experiences and career development opportunities that highlight the influence and contributions of artists of color and advances emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media. As the Education Associate, she serves in all aspects of the Apollo’s educational programming and initiatives. In this role, she also applies a broad range of skills in media arts and technology, and has been instrumental in creating systems and resources to support the management and growth of the program. Aryana has served on the Strategic Planning and Framing committee of Emerging Leaders New York Arts and is a former board member of the volunteer-run initiative. She has organized short play festivals, reading series, and professional development events for artists. Her background includes work as a projection designer, video editor and media educator. Aryana holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from the Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase College, where the faculty named her co-recipient of the 2009 Dramatic Writing Chair Award and a merit scholarship recipient.