Emily Rasmussen is the Executive Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. She is also a producer of the Lincoln Center Dance series. Previously, Emily was a member of Lincoln Center’s Strategy & Business Development Group and an Associate with Nancy Barry Associates, an emerging market strategy consulting group with a focus on for-profit, shared value strategies. Emily spent two years developing microfinance and fair trade programs in India prior to these positions. She holds a B.A. from Occidental College in Diplomacy, World Affairs, and Economics and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Before her studies, Emily was a ballet dancer and performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet among others.