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Naomi Turner

Founding Director and President, Studio 878 Trust

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Studio 878 Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission includes providing funding for young dance and theater students.

Naomi has been affiliated with many theater and dance organizations including Cape Rep, Chatham Drama Guild, Monomoy Theatre,  Delray Beach Playhouse, and Turtle Lane Playhouse. A long-time supporter of the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Naomi began her association with the theatre working with Nina Schuessler on the development of Wrinkles, the Musical.  Her teaching credits include Wellesley College, the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston, the Academy of Performing Arts as well as San Carlos School of Dance, Brazil.


Naomi recently received two proclamations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first for “Woman of the Year” 2014 award from the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women’s organization, the second as recipient of “Leadership in the Arts Award” from the Arts foundation of Cape Cod for her work in creating the Chatham Orpheum Theater. She also received Congressional Recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives and was honored as Grand Marshall of the Chatham Independence Day Parade in 2015.


With a strong commitment to social justice, Naomi has collaborated on many arts projects addressing social issues and has been recognized in that regard by the Mass Cultural Council in 2010 and by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Her work, which addresses such issues as racism, oppression, human trafficking, physical challenge, and the environment, has been performed in schools, churches, and theaters throughout the Cape. 

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