Shanae Sharon is the Program Director for youTHink. She has worked as a teaching artist for grades K-12 for over 10 years for several organizations including: P.S. Arts, Inside Out Community Arts, Center Theatre Group-Disney Musicals in Schools program, New York Sports & Arts and more. Additionally, she’s worked as an arts integration curriculum developer and coach, theater director, publicist, and grant writer for various organizations.
Shanae also served as the Program Director for Empowered Young Artists, an arts integrated program she created for high school students and launched at the City Honors Preparatory Academy in the Inglewood Unified School District.
Shanae has an extensive background in the field of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, having previously worked as a Marketing Associate in the healthcare sector at L.A. Care Health Plan and Health Net for over 5 years.
Shanae has a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU, a BA in Political Science and Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Marketing from UCLA Extension.