Tim Hubbard

Tim Hubbard (panelist) has had an illustrious and diverse career in dance. He holds a BA in Theater (State University of New York) and an MA in Dance (Butler University). Tim was a founding member of the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre (IBT, later called Ballet Internationale), where he danced many principal and featured roles. He also developed a strong production and arts administrative career track while at IBT, serving as Technical Director, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Tour Manager, and finally General Manager. Tim has designed lighting for over a dozen ballet companies, including the Colorado Ballet and Capella Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was fortunate to work with his mentor, George Verdak, who staged the Russian premiere of the ballet Le Bal. Tim’s production management has taken dance companies all over the country and internationally. He designed lighting and did the production management for the Gala that celebrated the retirement of Sally Bliss in St. Louis, working with dancers from many major dance companies in the United States. Tim also played trumpet for many years and once considered a professional career track in jazz.

Tim has been very active in the arts education field throughout his career, utilizing all of his varied artistic background. He developed educational programs at IBT and Dance Kaleidoscope, an Indianapolis based contemporary dance company, where he served as Director of Touring and Education for over five years. He has been a national trainer for teachers at The Grammy Foundation’s Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning and is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Education at Butler University for a class that instructs pre-service elementary education teachers how to integrate the arts into their classrooms and curriculum. A sampling of Tim’s former clients in arts integration training show his broad experience in the field: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Unified School District, Lighthouse Academies (a national arts-infused charter school), Warren Early Childhood Center, and others. Tim was instrumental in helping to create the Indiana Academic Standards for Dance and he is currently a free-lance project manager and consultant in arts education. Tim received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 2005.