As the Executive Director of the Maryland State Arts Council since 2017, Ken Skrzesz emphasizes procedural equity as the path toward quality arts experiences for all Maryland residents. His knowledge of all art forms, with a special emphasis on developing the creative and collaborative processes, has allowed him to strategically plan successful community partnerships, donor development campaigns, and recruitment programs with a unique commitment to serving historically resilient populations. Ken is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He has performed, choreographed and directed both nationally and internationally. He holds a choreography/performance M.F.A from UNC-Greensboro and a dance B.F.A. from Towson University.