Adriana Ray is a passionate arts administrator, fundraiser, and tap dancer and tap dance advocate. She currently serves as Development Director for The International Association of Blacks in Dance, where she plays an integral role in designing and implementing the organization’s fundraising strategy. Adriana takes great pride in amplifying the rich artistry present throughout dance of the African Diaspora to IABD’s funders and stakeholders, and works diligently to secure institutional and government funding, corporate support, and individual giving from values-aligned partners across the country.
Adriana holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, a B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is an alumna of the Tap Program at the School at Jacob’s Pillow. She is a member of Women of Color in Philanthropy and Fundraising, Women of Color in the Arts, and the Texas Association Teachers of Dancing.