The Hylton Center Welcomes New Executive Board Chair Sheyna Burt

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Provided by Hylton Performing Arts Center

The Hylton Performing Arts Center welcomes Sheyna Burt as its newest Chair of the Executive Board, effective at the start of the 2022-2023 season. A passionate arts advocate and accomplished attorney, Burt also serves as President at local institutions, including Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra and Youth Orchestras of Prince William.Sheyna is one of Prince William County’s volunteer treasures,” said Hylton Center Executive Director Rick Davis. “A talented musician as well as a fine attorney, Sheyna has given generously of her time and insight to a number of non-profit organizations in the region, both in the arts and other sectors. She knows the Hylton Center and the community well, and has some exciting ideas about how to build our relationship to even greater heights.”Burt expands on her interest in the Hylton: “The Hylton Performing Arts Center is one of the most important endeavors ever attempted by this region. This beautiful space is more than a building – it inspires expression, it fills the walls with images and the air with music, it encourages community-building, it is alive. I am desperately proud of the opportunity to serve as Chair of this institution and if I have my way, every resident and visitor will find an artistic home here.”

The Hylton Center’s Executive Board

The Hylton Center’s Executive Board was established in the “Tripartite Agreement” signed by Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and George Mason University, that defines the initial capital funding and general operational principles for the Center. The Executive Board of nineteen individuals (and two emeritus members) has proportional representation appointed by the three signers, as well as from the community at large via the Science & Technology Campus Advisory Board and maintains a number of committees that include additional volunteers. The Executive Board is a key element of the Hylton Center’s governance, strategic planning, and advocacy activities. Additional details about the Hylton Center Executive Board can be found on the Hylton Center website.

About Sheyna Burt:

Sheyna Burt is the owner of The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC, a law firm focusing on the representation of common interest communities and their members, charitable nonprofits, and families in Virginia and the District of Columbia.Burt graduated with honors from The College of William and Mary, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Concentration in Music and History in 1998 before receiving her Juris Doctor from the College’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2001. When she is not representing clients, she is active as a violinist (she learned to play by participating in Prince William County’s fifth grade strings program and the public-school orchestra programs at Gar-Field and Hylton High Schools) and as a serial volunteer with local non-profit arts organizations.

She is Chair of the Executive Board of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, President of Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra and Youth Orchestras of Prince William, and legal consultant for World Doctors Orchestra, an organization with whom she also has performed in Washington, D.C., National Harbor, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Thailand, France, and The Netherlands.Her community activism is not limited to the arts, though: Burt was a founding member of the Prince William County Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, graduated in 2013 from Leadership Prince William, and serves on the Boards for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, and Court Appointed Special Advocates – Children’s Intervention Services.She was honored among the “Forty under 40” in 2014 by Potomac Local News and in 2015 by Leadership Arlington, and she was selected as one of Prince William Living Magazine’s “Influential Women” in 2015. Burt is especially proud to be the co-parent of Huxtable Jones and Boomer Aloysius, the world’s best dogs.


Comments are closed.