Theodore W Striggles

122 E 42nd St, Suite 725

New York, NY 10168

(917) 509-4200

Professional Experience

Sole Practice


General legal and consulting practice with concentrations in intellectual property, communications, arts and nonprofit areas of law.

New York State Council on the Arts

Executive Director


Chief executive officer of State agency with staff of 100 and annual budgets of $31.0 million in program funds and $2.5 million in operations funds.

New York (Governor's) Judicial Nominating Committee

Chief Asst. Counsel


Supervised analyses for Committee of candidates' qualifications for Gubernatorial appointment to statewide, department and county judicial offices.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Director and Board Chairman


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison


1976-79 and 1969-70

Diversified litigation practice in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals.

Concert Dancer


Performed with or member of many New York based modern dance troupes.

Awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant to teach management and administration to performing arts organizations (See Publications).

Academic Appointments

(Does not include short term lectureships or honorary appointments)

Adjunct Professor (Policy and Planning; Arts Law)
   New York University (Graduate Programs in Public Administration and
   Arts Administration)

Adjunct Professor (New York Practice) Pace University Law School

Adjunct Associate Professor (Labor Relations) State University of New
   York/Binghamton (M.B.A. Program)

Adjunct Associate Professor (Arts Law; Litigation)
   Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School

Instructor (Expository Writing) Sarah Lawrence College

Teaching Fellow (Expository Writing) Harvard College

Career Awards

New York Dance and Performance Award ("BESSIE")

Dance Notation Bureau Service Award

Recent Public and Community Service Activities

Government Boards

National Council on the Humanities (Member)
National Endowment for the Arts (Policy and Grant Panels)
State University of New York - Purchase (Council Member)
New York State Council on the Arts (Dance Panel)
Mid Atlantic Arts Alliance (New York Board Member)
New York City Cultural Affairs Commission (Member)
NYC Artists Certification Appeals Committee (Member)

Charitable Organizations

Acme Dance Company (Director/Vice President)
American Dance Machine (Director)
Artists Community Federal Credit Union (Director)
Association of American Dance Companies (Trustee)
C.A.P.S. Foundation (Director)
City Club of New York (Trustee/former President)
Dance Magazine Foundation (Board of Advisors)
Fine Art Restoration Foundation (Trustee/President)
Greek Theatre of New York (Board of Advisors)
Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (Director)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Trustee/Board of Overseers)
Pentacle Management (Director/Chairman)
Performance Space 122 (Director)
Times Square Performing Arts Foundation (Trustee/President)
University of the Americas Foundation (Director/Vice President)

Other Memberships

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Entertainment
   and Sports Law Committee; Art Law Committee)
Harvard Club of New York City
N.Y. State Bar Assn. (Entertainment & Sports Law Section)


(Does not include articles)

Fear of Filing: A Beginner's Guide to Tax Preparation and Record
   Keeping for Artists (Proceeds from sales contributed to
   Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)

Poor Dancer's Almanack: A Guide to Living and Dancing in New York
   (Rights and proceeds from sales contributed to Dance Theater



Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
   Masters Program in Dance

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
   B.A. with Honors and Distinction
   Special Program in the Humanities