Elizabeth “Liz” Wallace, a programming executive at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts for the past seven years, has been named the center’s vice president of programming. In her new position, Wallace will be responsible for more than 300 events each year on the six Arsht stages, including the commissioned works of the center’s 10th anniversary 10@10 series.
John Richard, the Arsht’s president and CEO, said in a statement that Wallace has delivered innovative programming and demonstrated a commitment to making the arts accessible, adding that she “has been instrumental in curating performances and adding what we believe is the secret sauce for our community.”
At the Arsht, Wallace developed the center’s John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks classical music series, also bringing in major performers from the music world and such key dance companies as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Before joining the Arsht, she worked at the Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera.