Program Fellow, Performing Arts Program
Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Sheena Johnson worked in the performing arts sector as Operations Manager at Zaccho Dance Theatre for 2 years. She also supported CounterPULSE during a 4 month internship and Oakland Youth Chorus for over a year, gaining extensive experience in non-profit development and administration. Her commitment to the arts was first sparked during her undergraduate research in Northern Ireland with the Peace and Reconciliation Group and in South Africa with the Khulumani Support Group where she discovered the power of art to help divided societies move forward. Sheena holds a BA from Swarthmore College in political science and peace and conflict studies, and an MFA from Mills College in dance. Sheena also has her own performance company, Rebel Home Dance, which performs throughout the Bay Area. Sheena is passionate about investing in the cultural and creative capacity of communities.