Who We Are


Meet Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

RPAA is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues — all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of the Greater Richmond region.

In addition to its comprehensive BrightLights Education Initiatives and wide array of performances and productions, RPAA hosts a range of resident arts companies and other performing arts groups in a collaborative environment while overseeing its family of venues: Altria Theater at Monroe Park and Dominion Energy Center, which houses Carpenter Theatre and Dorothy Pauley Square — home to Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse and Genworth BrightLights Education Center.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for creative and vibrant arts throughout the Richmond region.

Employment Opportunities

Please click on the job titles below for additional information

Education Program Coordinator

Teaching Artists

Video Production Specialist

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Board of Directors
  • Chair
    Rodney T. Willett
    Impact Makers, Inc.

    W. Jerrold Samford
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Scott R. Warren
    Warren Whitney

    Natalie Garramone

    Chair Emeritus
    James E. Ukrop
    New Richmond Ventures

    Vice Chair Emeritus
    J. Robert Mooney
    New Richmond Ventures

    Christie-Jo Adams*
    Richmond Public Schools

    Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge
    The Kleane Kare Team, Inc.

    Melina Davis
    Medical Society of Virginia

    Scott Garka*

    C.T. Hill
    SunTrust Bank (retired)

  • David Horner
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

    Dr. James Lane
    Virginia Department of Education

    Justin Laughter
    Threshold Counsel, PC

    Thomas J. McInerney
    Genworth Financial, Inc.

    Scott Meier
    Deloitte LLP

    Morenike Kassim Miles
    Dominion Energy

    Matthew J. Murcko
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Jose L. Murillo
    Altria Client Services

    Rich Reinecke
    Fahrenheit Group

    Lisa Sims*
    Venture Richmond

    Millard D. "Pete" Stith, Jr.
    Chesterfield County (retired)

    Taylor Williams
    Spy Rock Real Estate Group LLC


Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Associates Board
  • Chair
    Michael Hinchcliffe
    Dominion Energy

    Caitlin Boyd-Hartwig
    Union Bank & Trust

    Catherine Brown
    Freelance Writer

    Rachel Cannon
    Virginia Court of Appeals

    Chrissie Carrera
    Bank of America

    Jamarr Daniels
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Patrick J. Fanning
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Kim Ford
    SteelHead Management, LLC


    David Gustin

    H. Scott Kelly
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Ashby Price
    Juno Financial Group

    Megan Miller
    Aspera Insurance Services, Inc.

    Claudia Muth
    Destra Designs

    Richard Sowers
    Patient First

    Brian Wright
    Apple Hospitality REIT

    Ashley Yavorsky
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Amy Messer - Director of Finance and Administration
    EMAIL: Amy Messer
    OFFICE: (804) 592-3371

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