Global Update:

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Happening This Week

Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

  • Skyla Schreter at Fire Island Dance Festival
    • July 14, 2023 – July 17, 2023:  Fire Island Dance Festival will present its annual program featuring new works by Skyla Schreter (female), Jonathan Lee (male), and Paul McGill (male), alongside works by Ahmad Joudeh (male),  Ray Mercer (male), Juliano Nunes (male), David Parsons (male), and Taylor Stanley (male).
  • Katie Spagnoletti for The Rosin Box Project – Program: Debuts
    • August 24, 2023 – August 26, 2023:  The Rosin Box Project will present Debuts, a program featuring new works by Katie Spagnoletti (female), Mike Tyus (male), Jeremy Zapanta (male), alongside a work by Penny Saunders (female).

Leadership Changes

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

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces New Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School
    • On June 1, 2023:  Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced that Susan Brooker has been appointed as Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School, effective August 1, 2023. 
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Announces New School Dean
    • On June 5, 2023:  Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School announced that Raymond Rodriguez (male) has been appointed as the school’s first Dean. Though Rodriquez is originating this role, it was also announced that the current PBT School Director, Marjorie Grundvig (female), has been appointed as the new Head of PBT’s Pre-Professional Division.
  • Joburg Ballet Announces New Chief Executive Officer
    • On June 7, 2023:  the South African ballet company, Joburg Ballet, announced that Elroy Fillis-Bell (male) has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective September 1, 2023. Fillis-Bell succeeds Esther Nasser (female) in the role. This is a male-to-female transition.
  • The Yard Announces New Executive Director 
    • On June 9, 2023:  The Yard announced that Stephanie Pacheco (female) has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the company. Pacheco succeeds Yvonne Mendez (female), who had been serving as acting executive director, in the role. This is a female-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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