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Welcome to the team, Dani Rose!

Published by John Orr
February 9th, 2022

We are so excited to announce that Dani Rose is joining Art-Reach as our new Director of Development. Dani is a longtime advocate for accessible arts engagement. She comes to us from Ticket Philadelphia where she was helping to transform accessibility on the Kimmel Cultural Campus and ensuring best practices in accessible ticketing. She constantly advocated for greater accessibility, both with the Kimmel Center and with the resident companies. Across venues and organizations, she turned conversations she had with patrons with disabilities into stories that made change happen.

Photo of Dani Rose, a white woman with long, straight brown hair wearing a navy blazer over a blue and green plaid dress with her right arm bent and and her hand resting on her hip.

Now, as Director of Development, she gets to shape Art-Reach’s story of accessibility and share it with our funders and supporters. She will tell the story of how we transfer power to communities; turn that power into action; and push that action to create systemic change in Philadelphia’s cultural sector “The arts have the power to expand our lived experience, engage our creativity and imagination, and unveil stories that may otherwise go untold. Creativity produces an energy that flows through artists and audiences that is strong enough to change the world,” shared Dani, adding, ”I am so thrilled to join the Art-Reach team, to commit my passion and tenacity for radical inclusion across the entire cultural sector in Greater Philadelphia.”

Dani’s experience includes gaining her ADA Coordinator Certification 2020 and being recognized in 2019 as an Emerging Leader by the Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange for Art and Disability. Prior to Ticket Philadelphia, Dani was the Managing Director for Theatre Exile in Philadelphia.

“It feels like an absolute win for Art-Reach!”, shared John Orr Executive Director, adding, “Dani’s accessibility awareness and her leadership at both Ticket Philadelphia and Theatre Exile created such a phenomenal combination of experience that hits right at the heart of everything Art-Reach does in Philadelphia.”

Dani will join the Art-Reach team on February 28, 2022. Please join us in welcoming Dani to Art-Reach!

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