From SF Chronicle Datebook:

S.F. Ballet’s new director seeks a balance — innovation with stability

This feature on Tamara Rojo’s appointment as Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet details her various career accomplishments, her previous work at the English National Ballet, and her plans and goals for the future of the company. The piece discusses how she’s been preparing for San Francisco Ballet’s season-opening “Next@90” festival, as well as other upcoming performances such as “Giselle” and a triple-bill show “The Colors of Dance.” The article examines her leadership style, as well which choreographers she’ll likely have working with the company, noting that at ENB she commissioned over 40 female choreographers. In this discussion, the author cites DDP’s finding that only 27% of new works were choreographed by women last season. In explaining the significance of Rojo’s appointment as artistic director of one of the largest American ballet companies, the article also references our 2022+ Leadership Transitions Data Byte which found that women received only 31.7% of artistic director appointments in 2022.

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