President & CEO
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Janice Sinden joined the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) as President & CEO in September 2016, leading the largest non-profit theatre organization in the nation.
The diversity of Janice’s career path has allowed her to support rich cultural experiences, access to education, and community involvement through her interest in politics. Before the DCPA, she served as Chief of Staff for Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock for five years. During this time, she was a part of numerous projects that aimed to support the creative community in Denver, including IMAGINE 2020, and The Next Stage. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of Colorado Concern; co-founded Pinnacle Public Affairs co-founded EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children); and co-led the effort to establish the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline. Her love for community building and public service sparked after her graduation from the University of Northern Colorado when she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for then U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.
Janice has been recognized by 5280 magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in Denver, by the Colorado Women’s Foundation as one of the 25 most influential women in Colorado, by the Girl Scouts of Colorado as a Woman of Distinction, and by the University of Northern Colorado Department of Political Science and International Affairs as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. She currently serves on the boards of the national Performing Arts Centers Consortium, the University of Northern Colorado, the American Transplant Foundation, the Denver Preschool Program, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, and Mental Health Colorado. Previously, she was appointed by Governors Owens and Ritter to serve on the Colorado Creative Industries Council, which invests in Colorado’s artistic workforce so creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish.