Lea Marshall is the associate chair and producer for Dance + Choreography, and the interim director of the Arts Research Institute. In VCUarts Dance, she served as interim chair from 2012–14. Marshall has worked as a producer and arts administrator since 1999, serving as co-founder and Executive Director of Ground Zero Dance (GZD) for 13 years, and as an administrative consultant for Dogtown Dance Theatre. In addition, she is a freelance writer whose work appears in The Atlantic, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, and others. She also writes for Richmond’s Style Weekly. Marshall earned her MFA in creative writing – poetry from VCU, and her BA in English from the University of Virginia.