Interview: Mike Ross

Photo: Mike RossMike Ross is the director of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently in his tenth year at Krannert, Ross came to the center from the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, where the theatre became known as a hotbed of innovative programming. Ross is a board member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, active with the American and Illinois Arts Alliances, and is at the forefront of the integration of performing arts centers with universities.

In this interview, Mike talks about the opportunities for integrating professional arts into an university environment, and how these rivers of experience will come together in a better way in the future.

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One Response to “Interview: Mike Ross”

  1. Alan Hodge
    November 10th, 2008 12:57

    Hi Mike!

    Very Impressive! Glad to see you’re still following your passions. Let’s keep in touch. I’m still in Dixon. We just built a new High School with a performing Arts Center. I’m in my sixteenth year on the school board. Take care, Alan

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