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Oscar Quesada is a Miami-born, Cuban-American currently serving as Director of Programming at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL. Quesada joined the Kravis Center in 2022 and is part of the team responsible for programming the 2,195-cap Dreyfoos Hall, 305-cap Rinker Playhouse, and 299-cap Persson Hall. In its 30th anniversary season, the Kravis Center presents hundreds of performances annually including Broadway, classical, dance, theater, comedy, contemporary music, and more.


Prior to the Kravis Center, Quesada spent nine seasons at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. In 2020 they were accepted to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Emerging Leadership Institute as well as the International Society for the                             Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellowship in New York City,           NY.


            Quesada graduated from Florida State University in                        Tallahassee, FL with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial                       Music. He studied cello performance, studio music     production, technical theater, and business while working at the College of Music as a Music Librarian and Concert Hall Stage Technician until 2012. 


In addition to his experience in arts administration and programming, Quesada is a multi-instrumentalist who writes, records, and performs original music with his longtime partner: singer-songwriter, Jay Thomas. Together, they were awarded the Knight New Work 2020 grant to create a new album, Butterfly Parade, joining a diverse group of eighteen Miami-based artists and arts organizations pushing the boundaries on how the performing arts are created and experienced in a “post-pandemic” world.



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