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Greensboro Day School Welcomes Kara Medoff Barnett '96 as the 2021 Graduation Speaker

Greensboro Day School is pleased to announce Kara Medoff Barnett '96 will serve as the 2021 Graduation Speaker. Kara has served as Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre, America’s National Ballet Company, since 2016 following nearly nine years as a senior executive at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. At ABT, Kara has advanced innovation and inclusion, leading the rapid evolution of an iconic cultural institution. Barnett has produced plays on and off Broadway, and she received a Tony® Award for the 2003 Broadway revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Theatre Wing, a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board, a member of the Dance/USA Board of Trustees, and a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In 2014, she was named “40 Under 40” in Crain’s New York Business, and in 2021 she was honored with the Tri Delta Women of Achievement Award. Kara attended Duke University on a Trinity Scholarship and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a parent of Greensboro Day School students Riley '28, Audrey '30, and Bridget '34 and a graduate of the GDS Class of 1996.
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