Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

Assistant Dean and General Manager

Kelvin Dinkins is the Assistant Dean for Yale School of Drama and General Manager for Yale Repertory Theatre. Kelvin developed his passion for arts administration and producing while an undergraduate at Princeton University where he received his A.B. degree in English in 2009 and received a Certificate in Theatre & Dance from the Lewis Center for the Arts. He earned his M.F.A. in Theatre Management & Producing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2014. 

Kelvin was most recently General Manager at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.  He has been Communications & Development Manager at The Civilians in NYC; Development Fellow at the National Corporate Theatre Fund, and Associate General Manager at Intiman Theatre in Seattle.  

Kelvin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and is the Chair of the LORT Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.  Kelvin is a member of the inaugural Theatre Communications Group (TCG) SPARK Leadership Program for the professional development of leaders of color and was recently awarded TCG’s Leadership(U): Continuing Ed grant to study new producing models, institutional leadership transition and inclusion in art and community. Kelvin was selected to join the Banff Centre for Creative Leadership’s 2016 cohort for the “New Fundamentals: Leadership in the Creative Ecology” program for leaders committed to creating the future of their sector by drawing on the strengths and unique qualities of creative work.  Kelvin is a member of the Graduate Board of Trustees for the Princeton University Triangle Club and the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Young Alumni Network.