A native Texan, Adriana Ray is thrilled to join the Dance/USA team as Programs and Development Associate. In her previous position as Dance Coordinator for the Boston College Arts Council, she worked as a liaison between the student dance groups and Arts Council Director, ensuring artistic excellence for such events as the Boston College Arts Fest and Week of Dance. Adriana received her M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University where she was a member of the Arts Administration Student Association and served as Graduate Assistant for the Boston University Arts Initiative, supervising the Arts Initiative Student Advisory Council among other duties. Prior to her time in Boston, Adriana received her B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where she was an active member of the professional tap dance community as a performer and dance educator.