Ellen Shadburn

Operations Coordinator
Ellen Shadburn is the Operations Coordinator at EmcArts. Previously she worked at The Public Theater for 4 years, first as a Development Assistant and then as Assistant to the Executive Director. She joined EmcArts in 2017 after participating in the Adaptive Leadership Working Group facilitated by Melissa Dibble at The Public.

Ellen graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theater Arts. There, she co-founded the Abolitionist Theatre Company, which was dedicated to educating and empowering young people to speak out against domestic sex trafficking. Ellen’s particular passion is theater and social justice; she is a deep believer in the power of the arts to bring people together, learn new perspectives and be a powerful force for change in the community. Ellen is also an environmentalist, a foodie, a ukulele player and a proud native Brooklynite.

Contact Ellen at eshadburn@emcarts.org or 212-362-8541 ext. 31.