Global Update:

Bailey’s Blog

Happening This Week

Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

Leadership Changes

For continual updates on leadership changes see Dance Data Project® – Artistic Director Transitions 2022 Spreadsheet

  • Cincinnati Ballet Announces New Second Company Director and Rehearsal Director
    • On July 31, 2023:  Cincinnati Ballet announced that Yoshihisa Ara (male), has been appointed Director of Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company, CB2. Ara succeeds Suzette Webb (female) in this position. The company also announced that Ara will take on the role of Rehearsal Director
  • Tulsa Ballet Announces Transitions in Center for Dance Education Leadership
    • On August 2, 2023:  Tulsa Ballet announced that the company’s Center for Dance Education Director, Arlene Minkhorst (female), will retire in October 2023. The company also announced that Lauren Richter (female) has been appointed as Principal of the Center for Dance Education effective August 12, 2023. 
  • Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces New Academy Director
    • On August 1, 2023:  Joffrey Academy of Dance announced that Suzanne Lopez (female), has been appointed as the new Abbott Academy Director of the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Lopez succeeds Raymond Rodriguez (male) in the role. This is a male-to-female transition.

Artist Opportunities

This section focuses on new or upcoming deadlines for artist opportunities, in conjunction with our Fellowships, Competitions and Initiatives Guide. For a more comprehensive list of artist opportunities, please see the link above.

Outstanding Artists (lighting, music, tech, design, etc.)


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