Camille Kashaka currently serves as Executive Director of Motor House in Baltimore. Coming aboard the organization immediately before the closures due to the COVID19 pandemic, Camille has been navigating a new terrain of leadership. Pivoting to a mixed model of virtual and in person programs within a dire economic landscape has been a challenge that her team has confronted lovingly.
Prior to joining Motor House, Camille served as the Interim Managing Director at Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis, TN, where she oversaw the day to day operations of the company. She also was proud to serve as the Director of the Anacostia Arts Center in Southeast Washington, DC. There, she was privileged to curate visual arts exhibitions, music series, and a performing arts season. Camille's proudest moments in Anacostia include curating the All The Way Live Tuesdays Hip Hop Series, creating the Resident Performing Arts Incubator, and curating “Black Gold,” an exhibition that celebrated Afrofuturistic aesthetics in both abstract and figurative work.
Camille received her BFA from Howard University in Theatre Administration and her Masters from American University in Arts Management.
In addition to her work as an arts manager, Camille is also a lighting designer. She has been privileged to design for a number of organizations including Freshh Inc Theatre Company, Astro Pop Events, and JAMtheRevue.
Camille is originally from Atlanta, GA. Born to a Trini mother and Black American father, she brings a spicy southern sensibility to every aspect of her life: personal, professional, and spiritual. It is also important to note that she is a hardcore Trekkie and much of her philosophy on life itself comes from Jean-Luc Picard's monologues. It is with this specific blend of cultural, artistic, and professional experience that she hopes to add to the eclectic cultural ecosystem of Baltimore.