Biography

Jennifer Bauer-Lyons is thrilled to join Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture, and Environment as the Executive Director, succeeding Founding Executive Director John Graham. Her career in the arts spans both the creative and administrative, and she has served as a consultant for multiple non-profits focusing on strategic leadership, financial stability, and change management. Jennifer had the honor of serving as the Managing Director for GA Shakespeare, the Managing Producer & Founder/Director of the Apprentice Company for Horizon Theatre Company, Guest Director for Oglethorpe University, as well as Theatre in the Square, Theatrical Outfit, Essential Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, New Jersey Shakespeare, Opera Memphis, having directed over 80 plays and musicals; and administratively with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Memphis in Theatre Directing and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the professional national labor union. Jennifer volunteers with Junior League of Atlanta, having served as the Vice President of Internal Operations, and is an International Officer for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Additionally, Jennifer has served as a grant panelist for Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, a recommending judge for the Suzi Bass Awards and a panelist for the Gene Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award.