About the GRoW @ The Wallis Education Staff

Debra Pasquerette is the Director of Creative Aging Programs at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. She has been with The Wallis since 2014 and was previously Manager of Community Engagement. Debra has worked in theater and arts management for over 30 years, including serving as the Director of Education at The Geffen Playhouse for 12 years. Debra is a writer, director and mixed media artist. She studied Performance Studies at Arizona State University and New York University. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, RACHEL KILROY (she/her) uses her strong foundation in the social responsibility of art and culture to advance the ubiquity of arts education.

Rachel graduated from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with her Bachelor’s in Fine Art. With a comprehensive history of program direction she has worked with many arts institutions such as Get Lit – Words Ignite, Cayton Children’s Museum, and currently with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as Education Program Manager and Vice President + President – Elect of Museum Educators of Southern California.

Education Programs Coordinator Pat Taylor is a jazz dance artist, educator and choreographer who has shared her deep passion and commitment to arts education and community-based programming with audiences for over 40 years. Past arts administration work includes chairing the dance department at Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, and spearheading special projects and programs for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Pat received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and has taught at universities across the United States. Her writing is featured in Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Florida, 2022).

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