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Comprised of young professionals and performing arts enthusiasts, the Washington Performing Arts Junior Board makes an impact in D.C. and beyond through its commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and advocacy.

The Junior Board builds an artistic community of their peers, develops their leadership network and skills, and adopts philanthropic projects with meaningful impact. From enjoying roof-top cocktail hours to advocating in Junior Board meetings to supporting education initiatives, the work of the Junior Board is as varied as its members!

Email JuniorBoard@WashingtonPerformingArts.org to speak with a Staff or Junior Board member about your questions and ideas.

2023-24 Season Young Patrons Events

Every season the Junior Board hosts events to provide a space for fellow young arts lovers to mix and mingle before or after a performance. Join us this season for one (or all) of the performances below – we’d love to meet you!

*This performance is a part of our Young Patron Subscription package. Patrons age 40 and under can purchase three (3) performances for $99. Learn more here.

Our Junior Board members transform passion into purpose, directly contributing to the mission and work of Washington Performing Arts while developing the next generation of arts audiences. You’ll receive mentorship from our Board of Directors and develop your leadership skills through nonprofit service.

As a Junior Board member, you'll enjoy benefits such as:

  • Networking and making friends with young professionals in the DMV and our Board of Directors
  • Selecting which programs and performances the Junior Board sponsors and supports
  • Access to exclusive events like private embassy concert previews, educational programs, rehearsal sneak peeks, and more!
  • Priority seating, flexible ticket exchanges, and Kennedy Center lounge passes

Junior Board members commit to:

  • Completing a two-year term
  • Contributing dues ($1,000 per fiscal year, give or get)
  • Attending performances and our annual Gala
  • Generating ideas in our quarterly Junior Board meetings
  • Participating in one or more of our change-making committees: Audience Engagement, Philanthropy & Gala, or Nominating & Governance


Our Junior Board application is currently closed. Please check back later.


Email JuniorBoard@WashingtonPerformingArts.org to speak with a Staff or Junior Board member.

2023/24 Junior Board

Alyssa T. O'Connor

Kevin Yen
Vice Chair, Audience Engagement

Cassidy Grunninger
Vice Chair, Philanthropy

Benjamin Martin

Yinhsiu Grace Lin

Katharine Barry
Urvashi Bhatnagar
Jenelle S. Coy
Dr. Anthony E. Daley, Jr.
Shirley Diaz
Shari Feldman
Linda Foinding
Emily Heppen
Marissa Higgins
Charles L. Halloway
Angela C.Y. King
William Korengold
Andrew M. Lee
Ian McCabe
John McCann
Camden Miller
Simon Patmore-Zarcone
Kayla Payne
Hugo Rojo
Erica Royal
Kyle Shernuk
Jeremy Skog
Catherine Snyderwine
Olivia Stam
Kristen Taylor
Aarthy Thanodaran
Mohit Tutees
Raleight Wheeler
Macaya Yao

Young Patron Events

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