Aaron at a Glance
Aaron L. McKinney is a nationally-recognized Arts Administrator currently serving as General Manager of Hi-ARTS - a leader in the urban arts movement, in New York City . In addition to his current role, Aaron continues to pursue professional endeavors guided by his personal mantra “Aspire to Inspire before you Expire”, purposefully unifying the arts and social justice activism, as shown through his independent producing and consultative work across the performance arts landscape. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University’s theatre program and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management from California Institute of the Arts. Aaron has also served as Project Manager for the Sankofa Justice & Equity Fund, founded by world-renowned artist and activist, Harry Belafonte, and Producing Associate for 651 ARTS, a pillar of the contemporary black arts community, exemplifying his affinity for the urban arts and social justice activities while solidifying his place in performing arts leadership.
Photo: Michael P. Saunders, At Your Service