Shelby Williams-Gonzalez joined artworxLA in 2008 as a Workshop Coordinator and was promoted in 2012 to Artistic Director to oversee programming and partnerships. In the summer of 2014, during the Executive Director’s 3 month Durfee Sabbatical, Shelby served as Interim Executive Director for the organization. Starting in January 2017, Shelby shifted her career focal point from programming to fundraising and institutional sustainability as the organization's new Development and Communications Director. With 16 years of experience in the arts education field, she has taught dance and performing arts for LAUSD, as well as developed programs for non-profit organizations such as The California Dance Institute, A Place Called Home and the L.A. Opera’s Education Program. In 2013, she participated in the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Southern California Leadership Network – Leadership L.A. In 2015, Shelby participated in the Durfee LEAD Program with a residency at the Downtown Woman’s Center. Shelby is also a member of the 2016 Courage to Lead Fellowship group, a professional development program for non-profit leaders. Shelby holds a B.A. in Dance and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley. Shelby is a proud native Angelino, Mom, Wife, Avid Runner and company member of the national touring Afro-Brazilian dance company, Viver Brasil.