Senior Director of Finance and Administration
Vanessa has worked in a variety of roles at BAX since 1998 including as Interim Executive Director from March 2019-June 2020. She is currently the Senior Director of Finance & Administration. She is an integral member of the BAX leadership team working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on fundraising initiatives and other organizational objectives. She has participated in a wide range of notable workshops and seminars including the Arts Leadership Institute (Arts & Business Council), EMCarts Innovation Lab, the National Guild’s Fundraising Lab, and the Devos Institute, among others. Prior to BAX, Adato worked at the American Dance Festival as an International & Special Projects Administrator. A former dancer, BAX is deep in her DNA and was the first performance venue she participated in after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. It’s been gratifying to see the life cycle of so many students and artists over the years and seeing BAX as a touchstone for so many in their artistic journeys. She is excited about this new moment and chapter for BAX, building upon its founder, Marya Warshaw, legacy and commitment to arts and artists in progress. Vanessa is also a proud mom of two teenagers who have partaken of many, many BAX programs.