Brooke Horejsi is thrilled to join the leadership team at the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the field of creativity, set in motion by an accidental discovery of a passion for theater through a college class she took to fulfill a liberal arts requirement.
Since 2008 Brooke has served as the Deputy Director of Fine Arts Programming at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, a campus based arts presenter with a series of over 30 performing & visual artists each year. Prior to that position, Brooke held several positions, including Director of Booking and Company Manager, with VEE Corporation, producer of touring family entertainment such as SESAME STREET LIVE! Additionally, Brooke has worked as the general manager of the Oregon Contemporary Theatre in Eugene, OR and also has varied experience in design and production.
Horejsi has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish, English and Theater from the University of Minnesota, and received her Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from the University of Oregon, Eugene. She has served as adjunct faculty and has a variety of grant panel and board service experience with organizations such as Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Minnesota Presenters Network.
In 2012 Brooke was chosen to be a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Leadership Development Institute Collaborative Inquiry: Know and Connect with Community research cohort. In 2013, Horejsi was fortunate to be part of a performing arts cultural delegation hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture on a 14 day, multi-city tour.
Most importantly, Brooke is happily outnumbered by boys at home (a smart and handy husband, Michael, and two awfully cute kiddos, Jack and Kolya.)