YPN Seat at the Table with Nancy Halverson


Join us for a Seat at the Table with Nancy Halverson!

Nancy began her career as a high school theatre teacher and Program Manager for the South Mountain High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Phoenix, Arizona. Equipped with an MFA in Theatre (directing) from Arizona State University, Nancy joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign as a professor of Theatre and Director of Performance Studies. Following her husband’s appointment as President of Augustana College, Nancy and her family settled in Sioux Falls in 1999. In addition to her role hosting thousands of guests annually in their home as first lady for the college, Nancy founded the first professional theatre company in South Dakota, The Children’s Theatre Company of Sioux Falls. Upon Bruce’s retirement from Augie, the family moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2007, where she enjoyed the role of adjunct faculty member for both Clemson University and Furman University. In 2011, she was named President and CEO of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Under Nancy’s leadership the museum was named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian, was chosen as “Best Museum of the Upstate” and was credited with contributing over $80MM back into its local community. In July of 2018, the Halverson family returned to Sioux Falls where Nancy is delighted to take on the role of Executive Director of Levitt at the Falls, a new outdoor music venue being built in Falls Park West.

A Seat at the Table is reserved for the first 25 YPN Members to RSVP.


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