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Aaron L McKinney

General Manager

Hi-ARTS

Aaron L. McKinney is a nationally-recognized Arts Administrator currently serving as General Manager of Hi-ARTS, in New York City. Aaron is known in performing arts circles as a collaborative force, connecting the vision of executive management with the talents of artists, vendors and support staff, to produce high-caliber theatrical experiences on behalf of Hi-ARTS. In addition to his current role, Aaron continues to pursue professional endeavors guided by his personal mantra “Aspire to Inspire before you Expire”, purposefully unifying the arts and social justice activism, as shown through his independent producer and consultative work across the performance arts landscape.

Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Florida A&M University in 2009 and is also a 2013 graduate of the prestigious California Institute of the Arts with a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management. Aaron has also completed a fellowship with the Emerging Leaders Institute of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) as a member of the Class of 2018 as well as the 2018 cohort of ArtEquity's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitators Training.

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