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 and a member of the board of directors of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and Funders for LGBT Issues, which aims to increase resources for LGBTQIA+ communities. They co-chair New York Grantmakers in the Arts, a peer network of grantmakers. Lane is also past co-chair of the Arts Committee to the Panel on Educational Policy and past chair of both the New York Dance and Performance Awards and the Arts Committee of the Municipal Art Society.
Lane has an MBA from Columbia Business School focused on social enterprise and strategic philanthropy, an MA in performance studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in philosophy from Princeton University.