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  • Wallace Fdn: $40 Million to Build Arts Audiences The Wallace Foundation will announce a $40 million effort to help performing arts organizations around the country do so. The six-year initiative will provide funding for up to 24 nonprofit organizations — multidisciplinary presenters or those in other nonvisual arts forms, such as opera, theater, music and dance. Over four years, the chosen ...
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  • Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent & Xiomara Reyes Reti... PALOMA HERRERA, JULIE KENT AND XIOMARA REYES TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCERS WITH ABT. Final Performances Scheduled for 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House. 9/30/2014 - Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the...
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  • Japanese dancer Carlotta Ikeda dies BORDEAUX - Japanese dancer and choreographer Carlotta Ikeda has died at her home in France at the age of 73, her dance company said Thursday. Ikeda, whose real name was Sanae Ikeda, was a leading proponent of butoh, a form of contemporary dance or silent theatre typically performed by white-painted dancers. She died at her home in the southwe...
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  • City Ballet Gala Raises $2.2 Million Sarah Jessica Parker, the ballet company’s biggest celebrity supporter and the mastermind behind the ongoing fashion designer collaborations, wouldn’t have missed it for the world. “I have to hurry, I want to run around and take pictures and see everybody,” the actress, who wore a gown by Katrantzou, told Style.com, as she dug in her bag for h...
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  • Ratmansky, Wheeldon New Work for Whelan Farewell Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, two of the world’s most sought-after ballet choreographers, will create a new work for Wendy Whelan’s farewell performance with New York City Ballet on Oct. 18, the company said. The ballet, which will feature Ms. Whelan, Tyler Angle and Craig Hall, is set to excerpts from Max Richter’s 2012 score “R...
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  • Bill Bragin at NYU Abu Dhabi On Monday, New York University Abu Dhabi — the institution’s four-year-old branch in the capital of United Arab Emirates — will announce that Mr. Bragin, 47, will become the first executive artistic director of the new university’s performing arts center, giving him command over a 700-seat theater, two smaller performance halls and a screening r...
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  • PNB's Carla Körbes to Retire June 2015 Carla Körbes, at 33, Announces Retirement From Ballet. A principal dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and well known in New York as a former soloist with New York City Ballet, Ms. Körbes announced on Thursday that she would retire from Pacific Northwest on June 7, at the end of the 2014-15 season. In a statement, the troupe’s artistic...
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  • 2014 MacArthur Genius Grants MacArthur Foundation surprises 21 fellows with 2014 ‘genius’ grants and $625,000. A poet, a cartoonist, a labor organizer and a physicist working to understand the organization of the human brain are among the 21 people chosen as this year’s MacArthur Fellows, a distinction that bears the affectionate title “genius grant” and comes with a $625,0...
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  • Ventriglia is New RNZ Ballet Artistic Dir The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director. Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process. "The calibre of applicants was extremely high," says RNZB Chair Candis Craven. "Francesco greatly imp...
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  • Cincy Ballet's Michael Sharp Dies at 60 Michael Sharp was not only Cincinnati Ballet's fiercest Captain Hook, he was also the funniest. And when he took on the outlandish drag role of Mother Ginger in "The Nutcracker," even the stagehands lined up in the wings to see what hilarity Mr. Sharp would unleash on the audience that day. Mr. Sharp, 60, died Sept. 2 of a pulmonary embolism.
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Organization: Career Transition For Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY


Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.  

The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants.  We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers.  The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees. 


  • Prefer 6+ years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising
  • Experience in obtaining and managing major gifts from individual donors, foundations and government
  • Strong leadership ability, including management, strategy, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database programs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of WealthEngine Solutions data a plus
  • Career Transition For Dancers does provide an Employee Benefits Package


Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email