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Pence, Ann-Carol

Ann-Carol Pence

Co-Founder/Associate Producer, Aurora Theatre

ANN-CAROL PENCE (Co-Founder/Associate Producer) arranged the music for Aurora’s first Christmas Canteen in 1996 and currently is part of the leadership team in the midst of a campus expansion that, when completed in 2021, will house 4 performance spaces, and an outdoor community gathering space. This unique municipal partnership highlights the vital importance the arts provide as an economic engine. A musician by trade, she created Aurora’s Musicals by Moonlight, and Aurora’s New Musical Initiative (Men with Money, Clyde ‘n’ Bonnie, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown).  She has performed as pianist and music director both nationally (Goodspeed Opera House, Pasadena Playhouse, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Kennedy Center) and locally (The Alliance, Theatrical Outfit, The Horizon). As an engaged citizen of Gwinnett, Ann-Carol is most proud of Aurora Theatre winning the first ever Pinnacle Award for Large Non-Profit, and the first ever Moxie Award (for woman-led businesses) for Aurora Theatre. These distinctions go well with her 5 Suzi Awards for Outstanding Music Direction. She was a participant in the 2016 Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute and member of the “Best Class Ever!”