Anita Lin appointed by White House to Kennedy Center panel

Staff report


Anita Lin, director emeritus of Ballet Western Reserve in Youngstown, was appointed by the White House to serve as a member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ advisory committee.

“Ms. Lin has excellent experience in the performing arts and will do well advising the administration on such matters,” said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, who recommended her for the position. “Her appointment is a testament to the creativity and talent of Ohio’s citizens and their ability to lead.”

Lin became Ballet Western Reserve artistic director in 1982, and was named its executive director in 2007, and director emeritus two years later.

Lin and her husband, Michael Morley, an attorney and former Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, live primarily in New York City but maintain a home in Youngstown.

Before joining Ballet Western Reserve, Lin danced for the Cincinnati Ballet Company and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Cincinnati.

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