Cathy Young

Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Cathy Young brings more than 34 years of experience as an artist and educator to her role as senior vice president and executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee. During the course of her career, she has performed with leading American dance companies, established her own dance company and served as its artistic director, gained national recognition as a choreographer and teacher of jazz dance, taught as a professor of dance, cofounded Ursinus College's dance program, and served as the Conservatory's dean of dance. 

As executive director of the Conservatory, Young identifies and builds new relationships, both domestically and abroad, that strengthen the Conservatory’s offerings and raise awareness of its unparalleled value. She works closely with Berklee President Roger H. Brown and colleagues to develop new, innovative programs and student opportunities to shape the Conservatory’s ever-brighter future as part of the larger Berklee institution, which also includes Berklee College of Music’s Boston and Valencia, Spain, campuses and Berklee Online.