Linda Shelton

Linda Shelton is presently the Executive Director and a Trustee of The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc, a position she has held since 1993. Prior to her current position, she served as General Manager of The Joffrey Ballet. Before The Joffrey, she managed tours for the Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow Virtuosi, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof and Sankai Juku. From 1982 – 1988, she held management positions at The Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. Ms. Shelton began her work in the dance field as an intern at the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program. She holds a B.A. degree in Dance Education from New York University and has completed work towards her Masters in Arts Administration, also at New York University. A Dance/USA Board member for over ten years, Ms. Shelton served as Chair from 2000-2002 and was also Chair of their 1996 National Roundtable.In 1999, Ms. Shelton was appointed Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to furthering the arts. In 2004, she received the Documents of Dance Award from the Dance Library of Israel honoring her contributions to the New York dance community. In the spring of 2006, she was honored at the inaugural event of Doug Varone’s 20th Anniversary season with a special tribute performance.Ms. Shelton has taught at Marymount Manhattan College and in the graduate program of Arts Administration at New York University. She has also served on panels for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project and American Masters: Dance.