Originally trained as a dancer, Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura Gainor feels fortunate to support art every day in both her career and personal life. As Media Relations Manager of Seattle Opera since 2013, she has dramatically transformed the company's social media channels -- increasing Facebook engagement by pulling in approximately 1,000 new followers a month, for example. She's led by a passion for social justice, and hopes to be part of the solution to creating greater racial equity within the arts.
Gabrielle's arts administration career also includes her own projects. She co-directs the Shunpike-affiliated group Relay Dance Collective, where she most consistently performs and creates dance. In her spare time, Gabrielle volunteers for the Japanese American Citizens League - Seattle. Her #1 loves are her family, husband, and tiny dog/baby.