Cait Manning joined MYSO in August 2019. Originally from New Orleans, she was a theatre major at Loyola University, specializing in theatre management, in addition to lighting design. After college, she moved to Chicago where she worked in the local storefront theatre community, most notably serving as production/company manager for the inaugural season of the Chicago Theatre Marathon. Most recently, she spent almost three years as a patron services supervisor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
While she is not a musician, the performing arts have always been an integral part of her life and growing up she studied ballet, traditional Irish dance, and theatre. She firmly believes in the power of arts education to shape young people into better and more compassionate human beings, and she is thrilled to be a part of an organization committed to bringing these opportunities to children of all communities.