Millie Dixon  

Millie Dixon
With an extensive background as an arts center manager, Millie Dixon, a principal at Theatre Projects, has a thorough understanding of client perspectives, which she utilizes in her approach to projects. Millie has managed the planning and design of over 50 performing arts venues including the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando), the Tempe Center for the Arts (Tempe, AZ), and The University of Iowa, Hancher Replacement Building (Iowa City). She is also skilled at assessing and analyzing building conditions and performance equipment systems for renovation and restoration projects including the renovations of the Altria Theater and the Carpenter Theatre (both in Richmond, VA).

Millie joined Theatre Projects from the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (Cerritos, CA) where as the director of operations, she oversaw all technical aspects of the facility from budgets and payroll to supervising city and contracted union technical staff. She was also the operations manager at the Capitol Theatre (Yakima, WA) and the technical director and stage manager at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium, and the University of Montana (Missoula, MT).

Millie speaks regularly at industry conferences on the topics of project management and arts center operations including the North American and International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conferences and the League of Historic American Theatres. She is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and plays a leading role on their Performing Arts Managers Committee. She routinely leads popular “bootcamp” training sessions at IAVM-PAMC Conferences.

She is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. She is a key member of the IAVM’s Performing Arts Committee and she has earned a certificate from the IAVM’s Public Assembly Facility Management School. Millie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design/Technical Theatre from the University of Montana.