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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

  • Florida Ballet Announces New Executive Director
    • On September 18, 2023:  Florida Ballet announced that DeeAnne Crookham (female) has been appointed as Executive Director of the company. Crookham succeeds Martha Lemire (female) in the role. This is a female-to-female transition. 
  • Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Announces Final Season
    • On September 18, 2023:  Richmond Ballet Artistic Director, Stoner Winslett (female), announced her retirement effective July 2024. The company also announced that the current Associate Artistic Director, Ma Cong (male) has been named “Incoming Artistic Director.” This is a female-to-male transition.
  • Minnesota Dance Theater Announces Artistic Director Transition
    • On September 15, 2023:  Minnesota Dance Theater announced the retirement of Artistic Director Lise Houlton (female). The company also announced the appointment of Houlton’s daughter, Kaitlyn Gilliland (female) as Interim Artistic Director. 
  • Louisville Ballet Announces Leadership Transitions
    • On September 19, 2023:  Louisville Ballet announced the appointment of Mikelle Bruzina (female) and Harald Uwe Kern (male) as Co-Artistic Directors of the company. Bruzina and Kern succeed Robert Curran (male) who left the company in July 2023. 
    • Louisville Ballet also announced the appointment of Helen Daigle (female) as Senior Rehearsal 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.

  • Genesis International Choreographic Competition is Accepting Submissions
    • Milwaukee Ballet is now “accepting submissions for Genesis, the eleventh installment of (their) biennial choreographic competition. The production will be presented at the historic Pabst Theater in downtown Milwaukee, February 8-11, 2024.” 
    • Three choreographers will be chosen 
    • Submission Deadline is October 31, 2023

Outstanding Artists (lighting, music, tech, design, etc.)

  • Jacob’s Pillow Announced 2023-2024 Pillow LAB Residents
    • On September 16, 2023:  Jacob’s Pillow announced the 2023-2024 Pillow Lab Artists including Monique Martin (female), Ana Maria Alvarez (female), Theresa Ruth Howard (female), Ana Maria Alvarez (female), Ilya Vidrin (male), Sekou McMiller, Aakash Odedra (male),  Kyle Marshall (male), Miguel Gutierrez (male), and Hari Krishnan (male).


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