Ms. Cathy Hung is proud to join the New York City Children’s Theater family. Formerly the Executive Director for the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and Deputy Director for the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Ms. Hung was the first Asian American immigrant woman to ever helm a CIG cultural institution. In 2020, she was appointed by Mayor De Blasio to sit on the Advisory Council for Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Tourism Committee as a member of the recovery task force in the wake of the pandemic. Additionally, she was appointed by then the newly elected Queens Borough President Donovan Richards to chair the Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports Committee on his transition team in 2020.
As an immigrant, she came to New York City to pursue her dream and build her career as an arts administrator. She spent most of her career helping community-based organizations to build a sustainable business model and create unique signature programs that have a lasting impact in the communities they serve.
Among her professional strengths is her ability to cultivate partnerships with institutions from diverse social service missions and intersections to create impactful programs. Many of those partnerships and programs she developed are still in active production and serving the residents.
As a classically trained pianist herself, her presenting portfolio ranges from classical music, jazz, theater, dance, film to contemporary art, studio art, public art, folk arts, and large-scale public installation, festival, and community-based musical summer camps. She is the author of “Performing Arts Administration,” a college textbook widely used in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Ms. Hung is a graduate of New York University and holds a MA in Performing Arts Administration.