Shane Jewell hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Orlando Ballet, Executive Director of Oklahoma City Ballet, and Executive Director of OK Mozart International Music Festival. Prior to his work leading performing arts organizations, Jewell was Company Manager, Advertising Sales Director, and Video Audio Editor at Celebrity Attractions in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Celebrity Attractions presents National Touring Broadway Shows in ten markets in the Midwest.

He has been very involved in the communities he has lived. He has served as a member of Bartlesville Rotary, Oklahoma City Rotary, Leadership Oklahoma City, and Leadership Orlando. He has also sat on the Price Tower Advisory Council, Downtown Bartlesville Inc. Advisory Board, Oklahoma Contemporary Art Museum Education Committee, and the Oklahoma Presenters Network. He is a member of Dance/USA and served as interim chair of the Managers Council for dance organization with budgets from 3.5 to 15 million.

Jewell has spoken both nationally and internationally at conferences focusing on the dance industry.  He spoke at the National Arts Marketing Conference regarding effectively marketing a classical dance company. He also spoke at the Ballet: Why and How Conference in Arnhem, Netherlands on creative marketing strategies for dance.

Photo by Shevaun Williams.

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