Claudia Zelevansky has over 15 years of experience as a director, producer, educator, and arts management consultant and holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Performance Studies and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the Yale School of Drama.
Claudia was the Associate Artistic Director of the Dallas Theater Center until 2004. She has taught acting and directing at Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Northwestern University, CUNY’s Queens College, Bard College, CalArts, and at Oberlin College, mentoring hundreds of students. Directing work includes more than 35 productions in NYC and across the country, including post at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Flea, The Public Theater, the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), and Dallas Theater Center. Claudia made her directorial film debut with The Cold Snap, which had its premiere at the Los Angeles International Film Festival in 2010.
After attending Columbia University’s Arts Administration program, Claudia became Senior Associate at Martin Vinik Planning for the Arts, a planning firm that specializes in capital projects, curriculum design, and strategic planning for the arts. At MVPA, Claudia works with a wide range of domestic and international museums, theatres, schools, and arts districts to improve planning, programming and overall solvency. She is a currently a Big Sister at the Lower East Side Girls Club.
Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Brooklyn, which most of her family thinks is pretty funny.