Hyde Park School of Dance names new executive director

Staff Writer

Terra Schultz has been named executive director of the Hyde Park School of Dance. She replaced Mariam Thiam, who served as executive director from 2011 to 2013.

Schultz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, with degrees in theater and communications. Prior to returning to the Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD), where she was the operations coordinator from 2009-2011, Schultz held arts administration and organizational management positions at Emerald City Theatre Company.

The appointment comes after a six-month search by the school’s board of directors.

“We are all very excited about Terra’s appointment,” said Ronald Cohen, board president of HPSD. “She brings a combination of warmth, people skills and managerial experience that HPSD needs as we begin our 21st year.”

August Tye, director of HPSD, said she was glad to have Schultz back.

“She shares my passion for arts education and has a clear compelling vision for the school and its mission.”

HPSD’s next public performance is a production of “The Nightingale,” a story ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Two performances are scheduled at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 16.

For tickets, call 773-493-8498 or visit hydeparkdance.org.