Cathy Young

Cathy Young is executive director of the historic Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she previously served as dean of dance. During her 34-year career as a dancer, educator, and arts administrator, Young performed with leading American dance companies; established her own dance organization; gained national recognition as a choreographer and teacher of jazz dance; cofounded Ursinus College's dance program; and transformed Boston Conservatory's B.F.A. dance program into the top program for contemporary dance training in the United States. In her role as executive director, Young leads the Conservatory, developing new partnerships and innovative programs designed to enhance the student experience and prepare them for 21st century careers in dance, music, and theater.