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Alyona Ushe named Executive Director of Centers for the Arts Bonita


After an extensive executive search process led by a team of experts from Arts Consulting Group and a committee of Board members, Alyona Ushe has been selected as the new Executive Director  of the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs.

“We are thrilled Alyona will be joining us to lead the Centers for the Arts in our commitment to enrich the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation for all,” says CFABS Board Chairman Fred Weinman. “Alyona shares our commitment and passion for the arts and brings exceptional leadership experience to our organization. The future is bright!”

Alyona began her career by founding Classika-Synetic Theater in the Washington DC Metro area. As President and CEO of South Florida’s Creative City Collaborative, Ms. Ushe grew the organizational budget to over $4 million, founded the critically-acclaimed Arts Garage in Delray Beach where she presented ore than 500 performances by both regional and international artists, won a highly competitive bid in Pompano Beach to revitalize, program, and operate a 3,000-seat dormant amphitheater and to open a new $20 million Cultural Center. In addition, she was the Executive Director of the New Orleans Opera Association and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.

“I am honored to join an organization with such a magnitude of diverse programming, a visionary Board of Directors, and talented staff, as we usher in the Centers for the Arts’ next chapter of growth and development,” Alyona Ushe remarks.

Ms. Ushe begins her tenure on May 15, 2023.

Founded in 1959, the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (CFABS) is committed to enriching the lives of the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and appreciation. CFABS has two campus locations dedicated to the visual or performing arts, the 10-acre four-building Visual Arts Center at 26100 Old 41 Road and the four-acre two-building Performing Arts Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road.

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