Co-Founder, Director of Program
Chair of the Board
MBA & MA Candidate, Wharton
B.A. Columbia Univesity
PD at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Roland is originally from Washington D.C and trained at the Washington School of Ballet, dancing alongside the company in many of their productions. After graduating high school he was invited to be in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division where he performed with PNB while taking two gap years. He graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with a major in architecture and a concentration in East Asian studies. While at Columbia, Roland interned at NBBJ, Selina and Ayrshire Capital. Currently an Associate Consultant at OC&C, Roland focuses on corporate strategy and M&A due diligence across sectors. He will be starting a dual MBA & MA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2023.
“Second Act was born from my experience struggling to find a path after hanging up my dance shoes due to repeated injury. I want to create a resource for dancers experiencing a similar transition to find support, both personal and professional. I am passionate about this opportunity to bring dancers together, while giving back to the arts.”