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Lizzie Anderson

Lizzie  Anderson
BS in Arts Management, Oklahoma City University

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship

Experience: I had my first experience directing a show called Project 21 which was an original collaboration between composers, choreographers, performers, and it is now the highest viewed virtual production on Oklahoma City University’s Project 21 channel. As a teen and into my adulthood, I earned all of my summer income working as a magician’s assistant and dancer in Duane Laflin’s Grand Magic show for 7 years.


Ideal Job in 10 Years: To be an Executive Director or an Artistic Director of my own performing arts nonprofit organization.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I was drawn to the MSLCE program because I knew it would be exactly the education I needed to be fully prepared to handle managing, directing, and creating my own arts and performing arts organization. I knew the program would connect me with industry professionals and equip me with exactly the skillsets I need to be a successful creative leader in anything I do in the industry.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I cannot wait for Cultural Nonprofits class and potentially doing an applied project or a professional internship!

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? My great-great grandma, Verda, who graduated from Northwestern in 1903! She was the first female in my ancestry to attend higher education and she studied Elocution. She then went on to bring Oral Interp to the Black Hills area of South Dakota. She left a huge influence on bringing dramatic arts and performing arts to South Dakota with her education from Northwestern.

Where are you from? Custer, SD/United States