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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

  • The Australian Ballet School Announces Departure of School Director
    • On November 14, 2023:  The Australian Ballet School announced that School Director Lisa Pavane (female) will step down in June 2024. No successor has been announced as of the date of this post. 
  • Cleveland Ballet Announces Suspension of Artistic Director and CEO
    • On November 14, 2023:  Cleveland Ballet announced that company Artistic Director, Gladisa Guadalupe (female), and CEO, Michael Krasnyansky (male), have been suspended and are under an internal investigation regarding “serious workplace allegations.” Cynthia Graham (female) and Howard Bender (male) have been named as Interim Artistic Director and Interim CEO respectively. 
  • Thuringian State Ballet Announces New Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer
    • On November 14, 2023:  the Thuringian State Ballet announced that Vitalij Petrov (male) has been appointed as the incoming Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer for the company. Petrov succeeds Silvana Schöder (female) who will depart the role at the end of the 2023/2024 season. This is a female-to-male transition. 
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announced Departure of Artistic Director
    • On November 16, 2023:  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announced that its Artistic Director Rober Battle (male) has resigned from his role. Current Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing has been appointed Interim Artistic Director “until the board of trustees completes a search for a new director”. 

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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