Associate Vice President
Dat Ngo (he/him/his) has held arts education and community engagement leadership positions for over 20 years. An accomplished nonprofit educator, arts administrator, coach, and social justice advocate, Ngo has dedicated his career to leading and supporting equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts within a wide variety of cultural organizations. His prolific work in the arts and culture sector has centered around program planning, strategic visioning, diversity training, executive coaching, and community engagement.
Ngo most recently served as Education Director at Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC). In this role, Ngo has overseen the organization’s programming throughout all stages of development and has provided mentorship for the ATMTC Academy staff as they support musical theatre training for new generations of theater artists in the Washington, DC area. Committed to anti-bias education and structural inclusion in the realm of arts and culture, Ngo has designed and implemented strategic initiatives that ensure educational excellence and pave access to impartial learning and workforce opportunities for historically vulnerable communities.
“Art is my vehicle for progressive change - whether it be at the individual, organizational, or community level - in the pursuit of a more humane, just, and equitable world. I operate with the faith that there is common ground on which to build from if we can recognize and honor each other's humanity.”
“I am thrilled to bring my skills and experience to Arts Consulting Group, to support new arts and culture leaders across the country and abroad. In various roles over the last two decades in theatre, arts education, community engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion, I have coached young artists and early career professionals to reach their potential. ACG grants me the opportunity to expand my reach to a national landscape, connecting future leaders with organizations that are ready to support them.”
Ngo has also fulfilled leadership roles at Sitar Arts Center, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, the School District of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Theatre Company. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, Ngo devised original performances with teens at Asian Arts Initiative. He has served as a panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was a member of the 2018 National Facilitator Cohort for artEquity. Dat continues to partner with organizations such as artEquity, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and the National Endowment for the Arts in the fight for racial justice and ensuring equity and access for all who wish to engage with the arts.
Ngo holds a bachelor of science degree in film and television from Boston University.
Ngo's professional and client work includes:
Adventure Theatre – MTC
Ojai Playwrights Conference
Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Sitar Arts Center