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Ken Metzner

Executive Director, The Association for the Colonial Theatre

Ken Metzner, a recovering corporate lawyer, is Executive Director of the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT). Prior to joining the staff of ACT, Ken served as the Executive Director of the internationally-active Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, a touring, contemporary dance that also runs the CHI Movement Arts Center in South Philadelphia. Formerly Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he practiced law for 17 years, Ken is an ordained Interfaith Minister and a life-long student of Spirit.  Ken received his B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University; a General Course Diploma from the London School of Economics; his law degree from the University of Virginia and ordination from the Interfaith Temple of the New Seminary in New York City. A former resident of the great State of Alabama, Ken served as a Trustee for the Alabama Ballet from 1999 to 2005.  In Philadelphia, Ken is Board President of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund as well as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Ellen Forman Memorial Award.  Ken has been an invited guest speaker for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) in NYC , the Guangdong Dance Festival in China, DanceUSA, Temple University, Cabrini College, University of  Pennsylvania and for the Bartol Foundation in Philadelphia as an expert in Intellectual Property matters for teaching artists.