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Shelley Quiala

IPAY Board Member At Large

Shelley Quiala is the Director of Arts Education and Engagement at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She manages the Arts Education and Engagement Department staff of four, leading efforts in school performances, workshops, residencies, curriculum development, an annual Festival, and professional development for teachers. She also creates and manages collaborative work with such partners as the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Perpich Center for Arts Education, and the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Public School Districts. Ms. Quiala is a member of the national network of Education Directors of Performing Arts Centers Consortium (EDPACC), the Teaching Artist Journal Design Team, and represents the Ordway in the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program as well as in the Wallace Foundation's Excellence Awards, focusing on audience development and programmatic impact through long-term partnerships with colleges and universities. 


Prior to her work at the Ordway, Ms. Quiala was a teaching artist and education coordinator for Teatro del Pueblo, a Latino theater company in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Quiala is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota with a double major in Spanish and a self-designed study based in the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Sociology, and the Performing Arts to look at performance as a medium of social change.

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