Honored to Speak at the Juilliard Entrepreneurship Symposium

In Collaboration With FENDI

I had the absolute honor of being a guest speaker at the prestigious Juilliard Entrepreneurship Symposium. Being recognized by such a renowned institution as Juilliard touches me deeply and is a moment I will cherish forever.

A special shout out to my incredible co-host, Joanne Tucker, for her unwavering support and collaboration. I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire Juilliard team, all the speakers, and the amazing audience who made this event a remarkable experience.

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The impact that COVID-19 had on the entertainment industry left many artists wondering how they could restart their journey. We found hope in our creativity, and as the world began entering a sense of normalcy, we looked to furthering ourselves and our mission. As artists we are entrepreneurs, and we continue to find innovative ways to move our passions forward. This virtual symposium was a special cross-industry conversation with Juilliard alumni and FENDI leadership where they shared their knowledge and offered real-world examples of how innovation and entrepreneurship are tied to creative success, to help our audience further their professional career.

The keynote presentation was led by Andrea Miller (BFA ’04, dance), Ulysses Owens Jr. (BM ’06, jazz studies), and FENDI Americas president Joanna Dubin; afternoon breakout sessions were led by Anthony Barfield (BM ’08, trombone); Arnaud Sussmann (BM ’05, MM ’07, violin); and Armando Braswell (BFA ’06, dance) and Joanne Tucker (Group 38).