Lynette Turner has over 25 years of experience in the arts. Prior to joining AMS Planning & Research, she was Producing Director of Perseverance Theatre, the largest cross-cultural theater in Alaska, located in Juneau. As an arts administrator, she is skilled in arts fundraising, special projects coordination and group facilitation.
During her tenure at AMS, Lynette has worked on a number of projects, which have included an evaluation of the DanceMotion USASM program for the State Department and Brooklyn Academy of Music and a strategic and business plan for Theatre for a New Audience, as they prepare to move into their new facility, as well as advisory services for the Apollo Theatre Foundation, all in New York. Additional projects have included organizational planning for Dancewave and Afrikan Poetry Theatre and a cultural plan for the County of Arlington, Virginia.
Lynette's artistic experience includes creating choreography, writing, music composition and directing for the theatre. She has been a panelist for several agencies and organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.
Well-known for her facilitation of workshops and residencies focusing on African culture, Lynette holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Utah. A recipient of the Governor's Award for state-wide arts advocacy efforts in the Arts in Alaska, Lynette has also been recognized by the Theatre Communications Group, Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Lynette is also a Positivoligist™ and author of The 10 Be's of Positivity, 10 Steps to A More Positive Way of Living.