Former SOPAC Director Lands New Gig
Michael Bollinger, former head of SOPAC, is Executive Director of Virginia's Louisa Arts Center
Michael Bollinger has been named Executive Director of Virginia's Louisa Arts Center (LAC). Bollinger, who recently headed SOPAC, came to New Jersey from Virginia.
“I am pleased to be selected as the new leader and public ambassador for the Louisa Arts Center. It’s nice to return to Virginia,” says Bollinger. “The arts and cultural are important resources for any community. The Center has much to be proud of."
LAC board president Brian Marks stated, “Bollinger is a solid addition to the Center. We’re thrilled to be welcome Michael Bollinger to Louisa! His diverse background, experience and enthusiasm will help elevate LAC to a new level of excellence."
Bollinger is Founding Director of Mainstage Theatre, has served as Artistic Producing Director of Missouri’s Lyceum Theatre, as inaugural Director of Virginia’s Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and President-Elect of Virginia’s Governors School for the Arts. He has presented many performing arts series, including Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winners. He has produced over 200 theatrical productions including the American regional theatre premiere of AIDA. Bollinger is a recipient of the Missouri Arts Award and received a commendation from President Clinton.