Arlene Shuler is president and CEO of New York City Center. She is responsible for the landmark Fall for Dance Festival, and led City Center's first major historic renovation to completion in 2011. A former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Shuler has also worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where she was vice president for planning and development and then senior vice president of planning and external affairs. In addition, she served as program administrator of the Dance Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; and was executive director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York. Shuler has also worked in the field of philanthropy in leadership positions with the Wallace Funds andtThe Howard Gilman Foundation, among others. In recognition of her contributions to dance, Shuler was awarded the 2009 Capezio Dance Award. She serves on the board of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the George Balanchine Foundation, and on the advisory board of the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Shuler served as a 2014 Performance panelist at the Center.