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Happening This Week


Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

  • Lily Wills, Melisa Guilliams, and Elle Macy for Pacific Northwest Ballet – Program: Next Step
    • On June 4, 2024:  Pacific Northwest Ballet will present Next Step, A program featuring premieres by Lily Wills (female), Noah Martzall (male), Luca Anaya (male), Melisa Guilliams (female), and co-choreographers Elle Macy (female) & Dylan Wald (male) and Amanda Morgan (female) & Christopher D’Ariano (male). These works are set on PNB School upper-division students.
  • Emma Cianchi at Jacob’s Pillow 
    • On July 31, 2024:  Emma Cianchi (female) and her company will make her Jacob’s Pillow debut with the world premiere of Il mare che ci unisce.
  • Andrea Peña for Ballet BC – Program: Zenith
    • March 6, 2025 – March 8, 2025:  Ballet BC will present Zenith, a program featuring world premiere works by Andrea Peña (female), and Fernando Hernando Magadan (male) alongside a work by Johan Inger (male). 
  • Bobbi Jene Smith for Ballet BC – Program: Dusk
    • May 8, 2025 – May 10, 2025:  Ballet BC will present Dusk, a program featuring world premiere works by choreographic duo Bobbi Jene Smith (female) and Or Schraiber (male), and Medhi Walerski (male), alongside a work by Marco Goecke (male).

Leadership Changes

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

  • Orlando Ballet Announces New School Director 
    • On May 13, 2024:  Orlando Ballet announced that Christopher Alloways-Ramsey (male) has been appointed as the new Director of the Orlando Ballet School. Alloways-Ramsey succeeds Phillip Broomhead (male) in the position.

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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