Anne Huang

  • Dance
  • San Francisco, CA

Dr. Anne Huang is the Executive Director of World Arts West (WAW), a 45-year-old arts organization that supports cultural artists sustaining the world’s diverse dance traditions. Huang has over 20 years of experience as an arts executive, capacity-building consultant, and cultural equity leader. As the first person of color and cultural artist to lead WAW, Huang led WAW through a transformative equity journey, expanding resources for WAW’s intergenerational artist community.

Huang is the former Executive Director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), one of the largest pan-Asian cultural centers in the US. She transformed OACC from a struggling arts organization in financial crisis into a thriving cultural institution serving 50,000 people per year. Huang’s leadership experiences include the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program, the Greater Bay Area Arts Coalition Organizing Fellow, and the Dance/USA Board of Trustees.

As a national leader with a deep understanding of cultural artists in the 21st century, Huang is a sought-after speaker and consultant for cultural convenings and resource equity. Huang has presented for Grantmakers in the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, the Arts Administrator of Color Network, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

“World Arts West serves one of the largest multicultural dance networks in the US, an intergenerational artist community that has been deeply impactful yet historically under-resourced. I am excited about learning the arts advocacy road map for culturally specific communities, and empower World Arts West’s cultural artists towards collective advocacy.”