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Blumenthal names Dawn Anthony community impact manager
Job includes partnerships and programming
 
Published Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:04 pm
by Ashley Mahoney

COURTESY BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS
Dawn Anthony is community impact manager for Blumenthal Performing arts education department.

Dawn Anthony is embarking on a new journey as a theater educator.

Blumenthal Performing Arts named the music educator, author and playwright community impact manager for its education department. Anthony’s responsibilities include managing relationships, partnerships and programming with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and equity as well as broadening the reach and impact of education initiatives.

“I’m thrilled to serve alongside the Blumenthal education team, as we deepen, broaden, and enrich the experiences of our communities,” Anthony said in a statement. “I’m convinced that the creative and cultural sharing will be twofold as we’re inspired to learn from our artists and communities at large.” 

Said Blumenthal’s Vice President of Education Andrea Maloney: “Dawn brings an authentic passion to understand every person as an individual with their own traditions, experiences, communities, and artistic expressions. Her gift of listening and learning combined with her passion to share and connect the vast human experience through arts will be a powerful addition to the Blumenthal team.”

Anthony was involved with Blumenthal prior to officially joining the organization. She worked with Blumey Awards music director David Dabbon on music for rehearsals, tech week and recording of the 2021 show, which aired May 25 on PBS Charlotte.

Anthony, who earned a degree in music from Queens University of Charlotte, published her first children’s book, “The Gift Way Up in the Closet” in 2018. Anthony collaborated with S. Kristi Douglas of She Reigns Ministries to adapt the book into a musical titled “The Gift Way Up in the Closet: The Musical” in 2019. She is also music director for DNAMuzic, a music and arts education program touring Charlotte area schools. DNAMuzic programs are designed to build cultural bridges through music history and technology.

Anthony has also collaborated with other organizations, such as JazzArts Charlotte for their Jazz Room series, during which she paid tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.

 

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