Manuel Prieto ’16

Manuel Prieto ’16 (Los Angeles, MA in Nonprofit Management) will assume the position of Director of Education at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this September. He will leave his position of seven years as LAMusArt’s Executive Director. As the new Director of Education, he will oversee the strategic planning and operations of The Wallis’ highly regarded GRoW @ The Wallis education and outreach programs.

He began with LAMusArt as a LA County Arts Commission intern, then as an associate Deputy Director, and finally, Executive Director. During Prieto’s time at LAMusArt, he helped make the arts, and their benefits, a day-to-day experience for young students in East Los Angeles. He strengthened the organization’s infrastructure by broadening board involvement, expanding program offerings and scholarship opportunities, upgrading working conditions and renovating work spaces, adopting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy, doubling the organization’s budget to over $1 million, creating an organization-wide curriculum framework, and implementing community building among staff and faculty.

Prior to joining LAMusArt, Prieto worked in the education department at Center Theatre Group (CTG) coordinating accessibility programs at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre and implemented bilingual curriculum for their education department initiative “The Shop: Theatre In Your Everyday Life.

Read more about Manuel and his time at and contribution to LAMusArt at their website here.