Jennifer DiBellaChair Emeritus
Jennifer M. DiBella currently serves as Director of Education for Roundabout Theatre Company, where she has worked since 2005. Roundabout’s award winning education department partners with over 30,000 people each year through in-school partnerships, career and workforce development, and community engagement programming. Jennifer holds a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU and a BA in Theatre Education from Wagner College where she also received her NY State Teaching Certification. She has extensive theatrical directing and teaching experience with artists of all ages. Prior to joining Roundabout, Jennifer worked for Camp Broadway, Walnut Street Theatre, and schools around the country. In May of 2010, she completed Coro Leadership New York, a civic leadership development program that that delivers the skills, knowledge, and network to lead change and develop innovative solutions to public issues. Jennifer currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and on the Audience Engagement Committee for the Broadway League. For four years, Jennifer served as the New York State Representative for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and joined AATE’s National Board of Directors in July of 2013. Through AATE, she created and served as co-chair for the AATE’s annual New York Theatre in Our Schools conference. Jennifer was the co-chair of the 2013 AATE National Conference in Washington DC, which brought together nearly 500 artists and educators from around the world to exchange ideas and best practices in the field of theatre and education. She has presented her work at conferences and events around the country and has served as a guest lecturer at graduate programs throughout New York City. In 2011, Jennifer was proud to receive the Dina Rees Evans Theatre in our Schools Award and in 2018 received Wagner College’s Presidential Medal of Honor for her work at Roundabout.