2008 Artists in Residence
2008 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence
Damian Woetzel is President of the Juilliard School, artistic director of the Vail Dance Festival, director of the DEMO series at the Kennedy Center, and is active as an independent director and producer. These and other arts leadership roles follow a 20-year career as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Woetzel served for eight years on President Obama’s Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH), where he worked to create the national Turnaround Arts education program. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal in 2015. Damian served as the Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program from 2011 to 2018.