The LEVYdance Board of Directors has elected longtime board member Victoria Irwin as its Board President.
Victoria succeeds outgoing Board President Louise Rothman as her term expires with more than a decade of service to the organization.
"I am honored and humbled to lead the board on the heels of so many capable board presidents who have laid such a strong foundation,” Victoria says. "My hope for the future of LEVYdance is that it continues to thrive in a booming arts community."
Professionally, she is a communications consultant, helping individuals and organizations find and amplify their voices. A San Francisco native, she has been involved with LEVYdance since 2012, first as a community member of the External Relations Committee, later joining the board in 2014.
"I have been enthralled by dance since my first ‘Nutcracker' at age five,” she says. "More than any other art form, dance has the power to take my breath away – and LEVYdance continually does that."
Victoria believes the arts are deeply important to any community, but to San Francisco in particular, where as rents rise, more and more artists are being forced out of the City.
“LEVYdance does so much to counter that, and that’s why I serve,” she says. “In addition to this moving art that the company creates, it’s a hub for other artists and art lovers."
"I look forward to further serving [Executive Artistic Director] Garance [Marneur] and the company in bringing their artistic vision to a broader audience and supporting other San Francisco arts organizations at this precarious time."
Beyond her work and LEVYdance, she enjoys attending theater, hiking, cooking and talking politics.