Alex Birnie

Managing Director

abirnie@actingteachers.org

With a diverse background in performing arts, communications, technology, and economics, Alex has played a variety of roles in developing and executing strategy, communications, and design for arts organizations, post-secondary institutions, and non-profits.

Alex has previously worked both as a consultant and on staff with organizations including Miller Theatre at Columbia University and CU’s Arts Initiative, The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin’s LaunchU Entrepreneurship Incubator, and with numerous individual artists and smaller firms. He has also worked as an associate with boutique public relations firm Aleba & Co. with clients that include the Yale School of Music, Lincoln Center, World Music Institute, and New York Festival of Song. Alex currently also serves as managing director of The Actors Center.

Alex is a graduate of Oberlin College & Conservatory, where he studied economics, music, and theater. He also previously spent two years touring the world in his youth as a principal soloist with the Vienna Boys Choir.

Alex also currently serves on the advisory board for the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Garrison, NY.