Jessica Kleffman brings many years of non-profit experience to the Education Coordinator role, in a wide variety of areas- from fundraising to youth development, yet her heart has always been in the Arts. Growing up the child of visual artists allowed many opportunities to explore the vast array of artistic avenues. In high school she discovered her passion for performing and chose to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She spent many years performing and directing for regional and community theaters in New York state and Indianapolis, while continuing to build a successful career in the non-profit world. Jessica strives to make a positive impact, no matter how small, with every person she encounters. This has proven especially crucial in the field of education, where showing a student you truly care can make a huge impact on their ultimate success.
Recently Jessica and her husband decided to make a huge life change and leave the snowy Midwest winters behind for sunny SWFL. In their spare time they enjoy exploring the area and trying dog-friendly cafes with their pups, Maisey and Coco. Jessica is incredibly grateful to have found the Alliance for the Arts and it is a dream come true to become part of the mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts!