September 08, 2006
Charles Santos, Executive Director, TITAS, 9-8-06
Charles Santos, Executive Director of TITAS, located in Dallas, TX. Mr. Santos has had an extensive career in the field of presenting, performing and producing. He studied dance at UT Austin and danced with Sharir Dance Company for nine years. He founded the Austin Festival of Dance, benefiting AIDS Services of Austin in 1992. Mr. Santos moved to New York in 1995 to further his career in arts management as the Managing Director/Development Director for Eos Orchestra. After two years of concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center, 3 CDs and publishing two associated books, he continued his career as the Producer for Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. At DRA he produced events with such luminaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bill T. Jones and Bebe Neuwirth, as well as creating a grass-roots national fundraising program with dance students across the country.
Before beginning his position at TITAS as Executive Director in October 2001, Mr. Santos was the Managing Director/Producer for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York, producing the highly acclaimed Evening Stars series at the World Trade Center. Evening Stars was named as “Best of New York” festivals for the extraordinarily high caliber of music and dance artists being presented annually on the plaza of the World Trade Center.
Founded in 1982, TITAS is the premier Texas presenter of major dance attractions in a series format, with one of the most successful programs in the Southwest United States.
After achieving success with its dance presentations, TITAS began the companion series of music events in 1988. Since then, TITAS has continued to deliver a growing audience for the world's finest performing arts at affordable prices and has established education and outreach programs not available elsewhere in the community.
Now entering its 23nd season, TITAS has presented over 130 of the world's finest performing ensembles, ranging from the greatest classical companies, to the young American ensembles currently leading the dance world, to ethnic troupes rich in the history of other cultures. The eclectic nature of TITAS programming provides the community a window to the world from Dallas that would not otherwise be open.
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