Aldo Billingslea

Aldo Billingslea
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As Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Aldo Billingslea heads Santa Clara University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion. He also is Professor of Acting and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Professor Billingslea joined Santa Clara University as a visiting guest lecturer in 1996 and became a tenured member of the faculty in 2005. He served as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for three years and Vice Chair of the University’s Athletics Advisory

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ARTIST LAUREATE AWARD INFO

What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?

It meant recognition as an artist and contributing member of the South Bay, by peers I greatly admire and a thriving community I am proud to serve.

What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?

I am a Professor of Acting and also work in an administrative capacity as Santa Clara University's Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion to create more artistic and academic opportunities for others. The time constraints mean I act only on occasion, but even this important work cannot keep me from the boards forever!

What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?

Invest in yourself! Sacrifice a little now for payoff later, example - The value of a pack of cigarettes goes into a savings account each week, and eventually into a Roth IRA.

Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?

Life changing! Worthy of support!

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Award Year(s): 2010
Laureate Award Category: Performing Arts: Theatre Performance

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