Llewellyn Crain served as the last Executive Director of the Kansas Arts Commission, the arts agency of the state of Kansas, from 2006 until 2011. She began her career as the Director of Community Programs for the L.A. Opera, then became the Director of Educational Initiatives for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has also served as the Assistant Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, the Director of Development for the Kansas City Symphony, and is now the Director of Development for The Old Globe in San Diego, California. A native Californian, Llewellyn spent 13 years living in Kansas. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Dance from UCLA and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. A former dance critic and newspaper reporter, Llewellyn had served on many arts boards and grants panels, has consulted with arts organizations, and earlier in her career was a dance educator. The opinions expressed in The Clyde Fitch Report are her own and do not represent The Old Globe.
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