Global Update:

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Happening This Week

Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming

  • Countess V. Winfrey for Mutual Dance Theater – Program: Up Close
    • December 1, 2023 – December 9, 2023:  Mutual Dance Theater will present Up Close, A program featuring world premiere works by Countess V. Winfrey (female) and Stevie Lamblin (gender expansive).
  • Tra Mi Dinh and Eliza Cooper for Sydney Dance Company – Program: New Breed
    • December 6, 2023 – December 16, 2023:  Sydney Dance Company will present New Breed, a program featuring world premiere works by Tra Mi Dinh (female), Eliza Cooper (female), Beau Dean Riley Smith (male) and Riley Fitzgerald (male). 
  • Claire Kretzschmar for Ballet Hartford 
    • On December 9, 2023:  Ballet Hartford will present A Ceremony of Carols, a new work by Claire Kretzschmar (female). 
  • Reka Gyulai for Pointeworks
    • On June 20, 2024:  Pointeworks will present their Inaugural performance described as a “female-led program celebrating innovative women across creative fields including choreography, music, design, and visual art” featuring a world premiere work by Reka Gyulai (female) alongside works by Heather Nichols (female) Melody Mennite (female), and Caili Quan (female).

Leadership Changes

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

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet Announces New Executive Director
    • On October 19, 2023:  Royal Winnipeg Ballet announced that Elena Tupyseva (female) has been appointed as Executive Director of the company effective November 6, 2023. Tupyseva succeeds André Lewis (male) who served as CEO and continues to serve as Artistic Director of the company. This is a male-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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