Trés McMichael is an emerging arts leader and performer who is passionate about community engagement, arts education, and social justice. Trés is an alumnus of Elon University, where he graduated with degrees in Music Theatre (BFA) and Arts Administration (BA). While at Elon, Trés toured Ghana with the Africa Alive Dance Company and conducted research on perceived partner availability for emerging adult Black gay men. He has worked with various nonprofit and arts organizations such as Arena Stage, Maryland Leadership Workshops, and the NAACP. In 2018, Trés was awarded first place in the Hall Johnson Spirituals Competition by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He currently serves as the Education Programs Manager at the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. Over the years, Trés has been featured in the Baltimore Sun, Playbill, and Time Magazine and has performed on the stages of Mill Mountain Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Signature Theater, and Lincoln Center. Through his work, Trés strives to make the arts sector more inclusive and equitable for all.
AAAE EDI Fellowship Research:
Trés McMichael worked alongside 2020-21 AAAE EDI Liaison Fleurette Fernando, Director of the MA Arts Leadership Program at the University of Houston, and his research focused on Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Concepts with Undergraduate Arts Administration Students through Applied Theater Techniques.
View Trés McMichael's Final Presentation Here