Delaware Institute for the Arts Names New Artistic Director
The Institute recently named one of its teachers as the artistic director.
Ashley SK Davis has been a teaching artist for DIAE since 2008. The choreographer and actor earned a bachelor’s in philosophy at Spelman College in Atlanta. She’s also the executive and artistic director of Delaware-based dance company Pieces of a Dream, Inc.
Most recently she was a director for a University of Delaware production examining the black experience in the U.S. and South Africa.
“Ashley’s commitment to the arts and our community, along with her passion for DIAE’s mission, make her the ideal candidate for the position,” said Nanci Hersh, DIAE executive director. “I look forward to collaborating with Ashley as we continue to work to inspire the artist in every student throughout the state.”
Davis will oversee all arts programming in her new role. She’ll also manage partnerships with other local organizations and work directly with public, private and charter schools throughout Delaware to give multicultural experiences with the arts.