Linda Shelton is presently the Executive Director and a Trustee of The Joyce TheaterFoundation, Inc. Prior to her current position, she served as General Manager of The Joffrey Ballet. A Dance/USA Board member for over ten years, Ms. Shelton served as Chair from 2000-2002 and was also Chair of their 1996 National Roundtable.
In 1999, Ms. Shelton was appointed Chevalier of France's Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to furthering the arts. In 2004, she received the Documents of Dance Award from the Dance Library of Israel honoring her contributions to the New York dance community. Ms. Shelton has taught at Marymount Manhattan College and in the graduate program of arts administration at New York University. She has also served on panels for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project.