Ken Denison, Senior Associate
Production & General Management
A producer, manager and administrator with exceptional abilities to organize and implement major operations and production initiatives, Ken Denison has had a highly successful career in both non-profit and commercial settings. His experience as a senior administrator for some of the country's premiere non-profit theatres and commercial producers makes him uniquely qualified to assist organizations find the best solutions to operational, production, and capital expansion issues.
Ken's work for such prestigious companies as Disney Theatricals, WaxmanWilliams Entertainment, and the Old Globe and Berkeley Repertory Theatres, gives him a breadth of training and experience shared by very few working in the arts today. As the associate producer in charge of The Lion King for Disney, he mounted and managed productions of the Tony Award-winning hit musical on Broadway and in cities around the world. He served for nearly twenty years as the Director of Production for both the Globe and Berkeley Rep, maintaining financial and production oversight for over 250 productions in that capacity while simultaneously supervising plant operations and major capital projects. He has also had significant experience in site development, theatrical systems installations, and development of systematic interface between production, administrative, and financial functions in highly complex, multi-venue organizations.
A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts with dual degrees in arts management and technical theatre, Ken also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in arts management from Webster University. In addition to his consulting assignments on behalf of AHA clients, he maintains an active career in commercial theatre production as the head of Aruba Productions, Inc. in New York City.