Denise Grande

Director of Arts Education
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, California
Denise Grande is Director of Arts Education at the LA County Arts Commission, where she heads LA County Arts Education Collective, dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education. Prior to the Arts Commission, Ms. Grande was Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships for the Metropolitan Opera Guild at Lincoln Center. During her 20 years at The Music Center in Los Angeles she played a leadership role in arts education program design, implementation, research, and evaluation. She received her BA from UCLA in Dance and was a Coro Fellow through the California Art Council’s Arts Leadership Fellow Program.