Isabel T. Yrigoyen

Isabel T. Yrigoyen is the Performing Arts Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and has served in various roles in the organization for the past 16 years. Isabel has curated and produced hundreds of large scale projects, performances and contextual programs at YBCA. She has curated site-specific music and dance projects, thematic concerts, cutting-edge global music festivals, out of the box interdisciplinary experiences, and contextual programs. In addition, Yrigoyen oversees and directs the Community Performance Rental program as a YBCA representative, overseeing over150 contracted performances for a wide array of Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations who present dance, theater, and music on YBCA’s stages. Isabel has also been active as an advocate and arts leader nationally, and just completed two years serving as a board member of California Presenters, a statewide organization committed to advancing professional touring and presenting of the performing arts. She has served on multiple panels for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Cultural Equity Grant panel, as a panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and as a music judge for 3Arts Awards in Chicago. She recently participated as a juror of an open call by YBCA to select exhibitions open to curators and interdisciplinary artists.