Ballet West has a new executive director

Michael Scolamiero will lead Ballet West as its newest Executive Director, following a six-month international search led by Michael Kaiser, President Emeritus of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  Scolamiero was formerly the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Ballet, where he oversaw a $12 million campaign to boost the company’s size and fund new ballets. Most recently, Scolamiero served as Executive Director of Miami City Ballet, one of the nation’s largest ballet companies. During his tenure, the Company set records for contributed revenue, recorded operating surpluses of $2.6 million in two years, and reduced debt by more than $2 million.  

Scolamiero will assume his new post in October, before the annual Ballet West Gala.