PASADENA, CALIF: Boston Court Performing Arts Center has named Kyle Clausen executive director. He will join the company full-time on February 20.
“At an important time in Boston Court’s history, Kyle joins us with strong leadership skills, experience working for various arts organizations we admire, as well as a personal passion for both music and theatre,” said board chair Sarah Lyding in a statement. “His vision, business acumen, and track record of success are exactly what Boston Court needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and artistically adventurous than our last.”
Clausen currently serves as director of marketing and patron services at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) in Santa Rosa, Calif. During his tenure, the multi-disciplinary arts center experienced an increase in both earned and contributed revenue, including the highest level of ticket sales in the organization’s 35-year history. Prior to LBC, he served as managing director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, where he oversaw a significant growth in subscriptions, re-shaped the company’s patron service, and expanded the programming. He has held positions in marketing at Mixed Blood Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company, both in Minneapolis. Clausen began his career as a concert pianist and music director. He holds a degree in art history and music from the University of Minnesota.
“I am delighted to assume this leadership role at Boston Court, and work with artistic directors Jessica Kubzansky, Michael Michetti, and Mark Saltzman as well as the strong board and staff whose incredible work has made a name for Boston Court over the past 13 years,” said Clausen in a statement. “This is an exciting time in the organization’s evolution, and I look forward continuing and building upon the company’s commitment to new work and artistic excellence.”