Press Release

Sept. 18, 2023

Oolite Arts Names Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as Interim CEO

A national search is underway for a new leader for the pioneering arts organization
Sept. 18, 2023 (Miami Beach, Fla.) – The Board of Directors is pleased to announced veteran arts leader Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as the Interim CEO of Oolite Arts. Castroverde Moskalenko will replace Dennis Scholl, who retired earlier this month. As Interim CEO, she will be responsible for the overall leadership of the organization as it begins its national search for a new leader.

“We are delighted to appoint Tania as the Interim CEO of Oolite Arts,” Marie Elena Angulo, Chair of the Board of Directors, said. “Tania’s appointment as Interim CEO provides us with solid, skilled and consistent leadership as we begin the process of searching for a permanent president and CEO and prepare for the next stage in the building of our new campus.”

Currently an arts and culture consultant, Castroverde Moskalenko served as executive director of Miami City Ballet from 2018 – 22. There, she launched and completed an ambitious $55 million capital campaign during a global pandemic, led the development of the company’s first diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and secured touring partnerships for the company across the United States.

In addition to her leadership at Miami City Ballet, Castroverde Moskalenko served as CEO of The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, a National Historic Landmark in Chicago, as president and CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana and as executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Germantown, Tennessee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre/dance from the University of Memphis, a master’s in philanthropy from Indiana University, an executive certification in non-profit financial management from Harvard Kennedy School, and an executive certification in arts & cultural Leadership from Harvard Business School. A Cuban-American raised in Miami, Castroverde Moskalenko is the co-chair elect of Philanthropy Miami.

“I am honored and excited to step into the role of Interim CEO at Oolite Arts during this time of transition. I am eager to work with the team to build on its strong foundation and chart a course for the future,” Castroverde Moskalenko said.

Founded on Miami Beach in 1984 as a space for artist studios, Oolite Arts is now one of Florida’s largest artist support organizations. Today the nonprofit offers holistic programming that elevates artists’ work at all stages of their careers, through artist residencies, financial support, and professional development programming.

Oolite Arts is conducting a national search for a new president and CEO.

“We are honored to have Tania at the helm while we conduct a national search for a new president and CEO,” said Thomas Knapp, Chair of the Executive Search Committee. “Oolite Arts is an integral part of our cultural community and we’re looking forward to finding the right person to lead the organization and to help build Miami’s next creative chapter.’

About Oolite Arts
Oolite Arts strives to empower artists and enrich communities. Established in 1984, Oolite’s mission is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts. Oolite Arts creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation, and encourages the exchange of ideas across diverse cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education, and outreach.
Exhibitions and programs at Oolite Arts are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation at the Miami Foundation; the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Oolite Arts is an independent 501©(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit Follow @oolitearts on social media.


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