April 20, 2015
Oklahoma City University Ballet
Shane Jewell, a native Oklahoman, has served as the Executive Director of Oklahoma City Ballet since April of 2013. As Executive Director, he has the primary responsibility for fundraising, budget management, administrative management, and board engagement. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Film Theory.
Previous to this, Shane was the Executive Director for the OK Mozart International Music Festival in Bartlesville. This ten-day international music festival brought its own resident orchestra from New York and some of the biggest names in classical music such as Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell. During his time in Bartlesville, he served on the Board of Directors for Downtown Bartlesville Inc. and the Advisory Board for Bartlesville Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as on an advisory committee for the Price Tower Arts Center.
Shane is a featured columnist on the online arts publication, The Clyde Fitch Report and is one of their top contributors. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma City Youth Leadership Exchange as well as OKC Connect and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class 33. He currently serves on the Education and Programming Committee for Oklahoma Contemporary and is a member of Downtown Rotary and the Oklahoma Presenters Network.