Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the central issues and management structure of the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), apply them to industry best practices, and make recommendations for improvement. The initial investigation occurred during a 480-hour internship in the Education Department from January-April 2013, under NOBA’s Executive Director and Education Coordinators. The thesis is enhanced through a prior 240-hour practicum in the Development department and position as Site Monitor for the Pre-Professional Program, which provided hands-on experience. The thesis will show a working knowledge of the organization, reflection on its practices, and a look towards the future.


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