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Since 2006, Joe Randel has served as the Director of ArtesAméricas, a program of Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. In this capacity, he curates an annual performance series of Latin American and Latino music, theater, and dance, as well as related educational and cultural exchange programs at The University of Texas at Austin. A fluent Spanish and Portuguese speaker, Randel has extensive experience living, working, and studying throughout Latin America. Prior to assuming his current role, Randel worked as the Event Manager at Texas Performing Arts for three years. Before moving to Austin in 2002, he worked as a Production Coordinator during four seasons with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts near Washington D.C. Currently, Randel serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), is the Co-Chair of ISPA’s Program Committee, and also sits on the Boards of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the Fusebox Festival in Austin. Additionally, he has worked extensively as a private consultant and advisor to numerous cultural institutions in the U.S. and Latin America, including the Secretariat of Culture of São Paulo State (Brazil), The Western Arts Alliance (USA), and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (USA).
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Dickinson College and a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive Program at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
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