Larisa Gelman is the Vice President of Community Impact at the Peace Center and oversees programs that encompass an extraordinary range of arts education and community engagement opportunities that bring people together, inspire ideas, and celebrate the arts. Prior to coming to Greenville, Larisa was the Director of the Center for Education Outreach at the 92nd Street Y and managed one of the largest education outreach in the arts programs in New York City. Responsible for designing and implementing innovative and effective arts-in-education programs, with the objective of ensuring a place for dance, music, visual art and the theater arts in the core curriculum of public schools. Larisa Gelman holds degrees of Bachelor of Music (bassoon) and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (biology) from the Oberlin College-Conservatory, and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She serves on the board of the South Carolina Arts Alliance.