From Triad City Beat:

Breaking pointe: Former Greensboro Ballet staff reveal why they left and what they’re doing now

This article by Sayaka Matsuoka describes Jessica Fry McAlister’s path from first being a dancer with Greensboro Ballet to dancing with companies like Delta Festival Ballet and Ballet Austin, and then, eventually, becoming Artistic Director of a new company in North Carolina.

To emphasize the significance of McAlister’s position as director, the article cites several DDP reports, including our 2020-2021 Season Overview Report and our Artistic and Executive Leadership Report. Matsuoka also uses our findings to discuss the discrepancies in pay for male and female artistic and executive directors, as well as for dancers. The article then tells the story of McAlister, her husband David McAlister, and several former Greensboro Ballet dancers deciding to begin their own ballet company, Gate City Dance Theatre, which, alongside an associated school, will start operations this September.

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