We are excited to welcome Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Director of Education/Public Engagement at The New Victory Theatre in New York City as this year’s keynote speaker. Ms Buller Maliekel will share her research on the impacts of the performing arts on youth.
Lindsey Buller Maliekel, New Victory Director of Education/Public Engagement, oversees all programs and content for family audiences at the New Victory Theater, as well as runs the New 42nd Street Youth Corps, the nonprofit’s youth development programs. In 2014, under her oversight, the New Victory Usher Corps won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, for outstanding programs in creative youth development.
Ms Buller Maliekel has also worked for the past 5 years with WolfBrown to lead a longitudinal research study on the intrinsic impact of arts on young people. She is a Thesis Advisor for the first American Masters program in Applied Theatre at City University of New York and part of the National Advisory Board for the Teaching Artist Guild. She has planned conferences and pre-conferences for organizations such as AATE, National Guild and the NYU Forum.
Prior to joining The New Victory Theater in 2004, Ms. Maliekel was a consultant, director, curriculum writer and Teaching Artist for such organizations as Creative Arts Team, Summer Theatre Institute, Girls Leadership Institute and TheatreWorks: Silicon Valley. She is honored to have served on the Board of Directors for Spellbound Theatre. She received her Master’s degree from the Gallatin School at New York University focusing on Theater as a Tool for Communication and Learning.