Kathryn Garcia is the Executive Director of MDC Live Arts and is responsible for the curation, planning, and development of the organization. Throughout her career, Garcia has been devoted to creating live cultural experiences that bring communities together, with a particular interest in celebrating diverse cultural traditions and providing meaningful educational experiences for the public. Prior to joining MDC, Garcia served as Director of Programming at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts where she was responsible for the Center’s jazz, world music, gospel, and dance series. She has also worked for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Concert Association of Florida, the Florida Dance Festival, and the Rhythm Foundation. A proud Miami native, Garcia studied theater at the New World School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in dance from Florida International University.