Celena Turney 

Leading inspired change
through the arts.

About Celena Turney

Celena Turney is an effective, engaging, and dynamic strategic planning consultant with strong leadership skills. Her passion is to inspire meaningful and lasting organizational change through the arts.  She has been involved in the arts, arts education and management as an international performing dance artist, educator, and administrator for over 30 years.

Since 2005, Ms. Turney has consulted for the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, non-profit arts organizations, as well as for school districts in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  She assists organizations in building capacity for the arts via strategic planning, project design, curriculum services, professional development, and program evaluation. 

Ms. Turney’s strengths as a facilitator include her ability to move a group to productive action through the use of vision-oriented, unique, and multi-modality workshop activities.  Her superior organizational, research, and analytical skills provide her with the tools necessary for rigorous project assessment, document development, and report presentation.

Before becoming a consultant, Ms. Turney served as classroom teacher, elementary arts specialist, and Literacy Coach for Los Angeles Unified School District.  She has had a wide range of informal teaching and interpretive experiences with museums and arboreta in the Southern California area.  During her tenure as a museum educator, she served on the Inland Empire’s Cultural Tourism Task Force and co-authored “Best Practices in Museum Education” for AAM’s Equity and Excellence initiative.

Celena holds a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, a Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in Physical Education, a Multiple Subject CLAD Credential from CSU Los Angeles, a B.A. in Political Science from UC Riverside, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on entrepreneurial government from CSU San Bernardino.

Please click on the links below to learn more about Celena's body of work:

COACHES as Champions -- Arts for All

Blog on Organizational Development  -- Why Organizations Should Dance Tango
As Founder of Arts Adventures, Summer Arts Academy

Arts Adventures rack card -- front

Arts Adventures rack card -- back

In Performance:

Tango 360 -- Embraces
Please visit www.tango-360.com for information about the company and more performance videos.  


Celena Turney
Arts Education Consultant