Emily Waters serves as executive assistant to Ella Baff, senior program officer in the Arts and Cultural Heritage program. 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 the assistant to the chief advancement officer and director of development, then 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.