Rachel S. Moore (1982, CA)

Rachel S. Moore is president and CEO of The Music Center, Los Angeles’ premier performing arts center. In that capacity, she leads the $70 million company that manages The Music Center campus and operates and programs Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. Moore also oversees The Music Center’s work as presenter and curator of programming, including its internationally acclaimed dance series, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, as well as a number of innovative programs, events and activities that are introducing new audiences to the performing arts. Additionally, she guides The Music Center’s multi-faceted arts education initiatives, which reach over 600,000 children and youth all over Southern California. 

Moore joined The Music Center from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world’s great dance companies, where she served as CEO since 2011 and as its executive director since 2004. She comes from the performing arts, having danced with ABT as a member of its corps de ballet from 1984-1988. Prior to her appointment to lead ABT, Moore served as director of Boston Ballet’s Center for Dance Education (2001-2004). From 1998-2001, she served as executive director of Project STEP and managing director of Ballet Theatre of Boston. She is the author of a book, The Artist’s Compass: The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Performing Arts (May 2016). 

She has also held senior positions with Americans for the Arts and the National Cultural Alliance, both in Washington, D.C. She holds an AB in Ethics & Political Philosophy from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors (1992); and an MA in arts management from Columbia University (1994).