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Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

Leadership Changes

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

  •  The Dutch National Ballet School Announces New Leadership Positions
    • On May 17, 2024:  The Dutch National Ballet School Announced that two new leadership positions have been created in light of Dutch National Ballet School Artistic Director Ernst Meisner’s (male) addition appointment to the position of “Associate Director of Talent Development” for the Dutch National Ballet. Meisner will maintain his position as Artistic Director of the Academy now with the support of Dario Elia (male) who will serve as Deputy Artistic Director, and Mthuthuzeli November (male) as an Artistic Associate. [
  • Royal Swedish Ballet Announces Search for New Artistic Director
    • On May 18, 2024:  the Royal Swedish Ballet announced an international search for a new Artistic Director. Applications for the position will close on June 30, 2024. The new leader will succeed Nicolas Le Riche (male)
  • Ballett Dortmund Announces New Leadership Team
    • On May 18, 2024:  Ballett Dortmund announced that Dr. Jaš Otrin (male) has been appointed Artistic Director of the Ballet. It was also announced that Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (female) and Edward Clug (male) have been appointed as Artists in Residence, tasked with “support(ing) young talents in dance, dance pedagogy, and choreography.” 
    • This Leadership team will succeed the current Artistic Director Xin Peng Wang (male) effective at the beginning of the 2025/2026 season.
  • Theater Basel Announces New Ballet Artistic Director
    • On May 22, 2024:  Theater Basel announced that Marco Goecke (male) will become the new Artistic Director of the ballet effective Summer 2025. Goecke will succeed Adolphe Binder (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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