IVY found Phil when he was producing a series of ballets in the city. He was invited to speak to a group—and found he connected strongly with the community. As it turned out, IVY was building a brand new arts program, and the timing was perfect for Phil to express his interest in the project.
Phil’s days revolve around crafting educational opportunities for folks to engage in art and culture. He oversees approximately 200 events a year, ensuring strong attendance through extensively researched and extremely unique topics. At any given time, he can be found working on projects up to nine months into the future.
“We all come from different places, and we all have unique ideas. IVY is a very inspiring place to come to every day.”
“If someone who has never been to the opera joins us for the first time, we make sure to have a pre-show talk so everyone can learn the social, political, and historical context of what they’re about to experience.”