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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

  • Queensland Ballet Announces Retirement of Artistic Director
    • On June 20, 2023:  Queensland Ballet announced the retirement of Artistic Director Li Cunxin (male) effective December 2023. Cunxin departs the company due to health concerns. No successor has been named as of the date of this post. 
  • Ballett am Rhein Announces New Leadership
    • On June 22, 2023:  Ballett am Rhein announced the appointment of Raphaël Coumes-Marquet (male) as Ballet Director, and Bridget Breiner (female) as Chief Choreographer of the company starting the 2024/2025 season. Coumes-Marquet and Breiner will succeed Demis Volpi (male), who currently holds both roles, as he moves to take the position of Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet in the summer of 2024. 
  • Ballet de Capitole Announces New Artistic Director
    • On June 22, 2023:  the Ballet de Capitole in Toulouse announced that Beate Vollack (female) has been appointed Artistic Director of the company effective September 1, 2023. Vollack succeeds Kader Belarbi (male) who was let go by the company in February 2023. This is a male-to-female transition.
  • Staatsballett Berlin Announces New Artist in Resident
    • Staatsballett Berlin has announced that Marcos Morau (male) has been appointed as the company’s artist in residence effective for the 2023/2024 season. Morau’s appointment was announced within the 2023/2024 season and program announcements. 

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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