Elizabeth Bradley is an educator, theatrical producer, festival curator, presenter, and international cultural consultant. She came to the Tisch School of the Arts as Chair of Drama after seven years leading the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. Her appointment at Carnegie Mellon followed a wide-ranging career of almost thirty years in the professional performing arts in her native Canada. Bradley was CEO of the Hummingbird Centre (now Sony Centre) for the Performing Arts in Toronto, a fourteen million dollar organization that presents multi disciplinary attractions from around the world, including many of the major artists of the last two decades. Her theatrical producing credits include Tony-nominated Broadway productions, Edinburgh Festival premieres and extensive tours to major houses such as the Kennedy Center, and New York's City Center. She has worked directly for artists as manager and agent, and occupied a senior management position for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. She is a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada. A past Chair of the International Society for the Performing Arts, an organization that links leaders in the arts from 51 countries, Bradley was instrumental in the creation of the Inaugural International Arts Forum in Beijing, China in 2001. She was the Founding Artistic Director of the first edition of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts held in October of 2004. The Festival brought nine US premieres of cutting edge multi disciplinary performance work to Pittsburgh to complement the visual arts showcased in the Carnegie International. Currently, Bradley is the Chair of the American board of the National Theatre of Scotland and is Senior Artistic Associate for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canada under the Artistic Directorship of Des McAnuff.