Emily Waters serves as executive assistant in the Arts and Cultural Heritage program, where she provides coordinating support for the program's grantmaking initiatives. Ms. Waters was a professional dancer for many years, and was a company member of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet. After transitioning from a career in the performing arts to arts administration, she was awarded a BAM Professional Development Program Fellowship through the DeVos Institute. She comes to the Foundation from American Ballet Theatre, where she was executive assistant to the CEO and board liaison. Ms. Waters graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary's College of California with a BA in performing arts, and is currently pursuing an MS degree in nonprofit management from Columbia University.