Bridgette Perdue | Executive Director
Bridgette Perdue brings her expertise in advocacy, community engagement and collaboration, which will serve to fulfill ATC's mission to center Black voices and amplify their impact on our city and region. Bridgette graduated from Point Park University in 2006 with a dual degree in Music Theater Arts and Business Management in the Arts. For over 15 years, as a Musician, Teaching Artist and Consultant, she has served her community by fostering the artistic gifts of children across the city. As a Project Manager for several arts initiatives, she has designed curriculum, trained talent, allocated funding, and galvanized her network in support of delivering impactful art. Known for her charismatic leadership and collaborative approach, she has cultivated long standing relationships with arts and nonprofit organizations alike, including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Staycee Pearl dance project, Pittsburgh Playwrights, Bricolage, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Propel Charter Schools, Gwen’s Girls, and the Suzuki Music Institute. Her knowledge of both the arts and educational sectors perfectly position her to lead ATC’s next chapter, in its aim to be recognized as the premier institution for identifying, developing, and training young Black performers in the region.
Bridgette is passionate about whole child excellence - balancing artistic achievement, scholastic aptitude, and growth in character. She is also an advocate for antiracist/antibias education. Most recently she taught music at Environmental Charter Middle School where she served as a Leader on the Antiracism Committee and Facilitator for professional development around equitable teaching practices. Bridgette currently resides in Pittsburgh’s West End and enjoys salsa dancing, crafting, and reading books with her one year-old daughter, Amaya.