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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 Washington Ballet Announces New Artistic Director
    • On October 24, 2023:  The Washington Ballet Announced that Edwaard Liang (male) has been appointed as artistic director of the company. Liang succeeds Julie Kent (female) who departed the company in July 2023, and Trinidad Vives (female) who has been Acting Artistic Director since August 2023. This is a female-to-male transition. 
  • BalletMet Announced Departure of Artistic Director
    • On October 24, 2023:  BalletMet announced the departure of long-time Artistic Director, Edward Liang (male). The company press release states that Liang will finish out the 2023/2024 season with the company before transitioning to his new position as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet. No successor has been announced as of the date of this post. 
  • Vienna State Ballet Announces New Director
    • On October 24, 2023:  the Vienna State Ballet announced that effective September 1, 2025, Alessandra Ferri (female) will take on the role of Director of the company. Ferri will succeed Martin Schläpfer (male). This is a male-to-female transition. 
  • The Australian Ballet Announces New Resident Choreographer
    • On October 26, 2023:  The Australian Ballet announced that Stephanie Lake (female) has been appointed as Resident Choreographer of the company effective January 2024. Lake succeeds Alice Topp (female) in this position. This is a female-to-female transition.
  • Sadler’s Wells Announces New Co-CEO
    • On October 26, 2023:  Sadler’s Wells announced that Britannia Morton (female) has been appointed Co-CEO of the company, alongside CEO and Artistic Director Sir Alistair Spalding (male). Morton is the first female CEO for Sadler’s Wells since 1931.

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.)

  • Lucy Guerin Inc. Announced Resident Director Recipients
    • Lucy Guerin Inc. has announced the recipients of its annual Resident Director position. The recipients are Alice Dixon (female), William McBride (male), and Caroline Meaden (female). This role allows recipients to “develop the skills required to become artistic directors.”

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