Global Update:

Bailey’s Blog

Happening This Week

  • Avatâra Ayuso for Ballet de Santiago
    • July 22, 2023 – July 29, 2023:  Ballet de Santiago will present Nijinska: Secreto de la Vanguardia (Nijinska: Secret of the Vanguard), a world premiere work by Avatâra Ayuso (female) that, according to the brief description on the company website, “looks to focus our attention on ‘la gran ignorada de la danza’ (the great Ignored of dance).
  • Hai-Wen HSU for  La Biennale di Venezia
    • July 23, 2023 – July 25, 2023:  La Biennale di Venezia will present Biennale College Choreographers-New Creations, a program of newly commissioned works for Biennale College to support emerging choreographic talent. This year’s choreographers are   Hai-Wen HSU (female), and Scott Elstermann (male).

Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

Leadership Changes

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

  • SjDanceco. Announces Artistic Director Transition
    • On July 6, 2023:  SjDanceco. Co-Artistic Director Gary Masters (male) announced his retirement. It was also announced that Masters would “pass the torch” to his Co-Artistic Director Maria Basile (female). 
  • Alberta Ballet Announces Departure of Artistic Director
    • On July 7, 2023:  Alberta Ballet announced that Artistic Director Christopher Anderson (male) will depart the company in December 2023. As of the date of this post, no successor has been announced.
  • Boston Ballet Announces Departure of Executive Director
    • On July 12, 2023:  Boston Ballet announced that Executive Director Meredith “Max” Hodges (female) will depart the company in August 2023, to become CEO of The Shed. Boston Ballet’s Chief Financial Officer Ming Min Hui has been appointed as Interim Executive Director.
  • The Shed Announces New CEO
    • On July 12, 2023:  The Shed announced that Meredith “Max” Hodges (female) has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. Hodges succeeds Alex Poots (male) in this 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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