Lane joined the foundation in 2018, after serving as the founding executive director of the service organization Dance/NYC for eight years. Prior to Dance/NYC, they held the senior development role at the arts-wide advocacy group Alliance for the Arts. Lane’s early history includes a performance career with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and training at the Bolshoi Academy, School of American Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.
Lane is an appointee to New York City’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, the Arts Committee to the Panel on Educational Policy (PEP), and a New York State Blue Ribbon Commission. They co-chaired the PEP Arts Committee from 2018 to 2020.
Lane is past chair of the steering committee for the Dance and Performance Awards and the Arts Committee of the Municipal Art Society, addressing the role of the arts in advancing more livable cities. They were a founding board member of the advocacy group New Yorkers for Culture and Arts and a founding committee member for Culture AID, a disaster relief effort for the arts and culture sector. They are a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Lane has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in performance studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in philosophy from Princeton University.