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  • NYCB's Peter Martins Takes Leave of Absence Peter Martins, the longtime head of New York City Ballet and successor to founder George Balanchine, is taking a temporary leave of absence from the company amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. One of the most important directors in the ballet world, Martins, 71, said he would temporarily step away from both NYCB and i...
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  • Ballet Boyz's Kerry Whelan Named Frantic Assemb... Frantic Assembly has appointed Kerry Whelan as its new executive director and joint chief executive. Whelan joins the theatre company from Ballet Boyz, where he has been executive director since 2006, and will take up the post in January 2018. He has more than 25 years experience in the cultural and creative industries, having worked as a ven...
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  • Gemma Bond is 2017 Clive Barnes Award Winner fo... Nominees (and one winner) have been announced for the ninth edition of the Clive Barnes Awards, which honor young artists in dance and theater. The dance award, which has already been decided, will go to Gemma Bond, an American Ballet Theater dancer and choreographer. Gia Kourlas, who reviewed this year’s Joyce Ballet Festival in The New York...
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  • Shelly Power Named PA Ballet Exec Dir After a five-month search, Pennsylvania Ballet has found its next executive director in Switzerland. Shelly Power, 61, artistic director and CEO of the Prix de Lausanne dance competition, will take over Philadelphia’s dance company and school full-time on Feb. 12, but is phasing in sooner.
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  • Muriel Maffre Named CEO at Alonzo King Lines Ba... Muriel Maffre, the former principal dancer for the San Francisco Ballet and most recently executive director of the Museum of Performance and Design in San Francisco, has been named chief executive officer of Alonzo King Lines Ballet.
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  • Mary Cochran Dies At 54 Mary Cochran, Dancer Who ‘Lit Up the Stage,’ Dies at 54. A versatile dancer with Paul Taylor’s company for 12 years and then the chairwoman of the dance department at Barnard College, has died. She was 54.
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  • 2017 MacArthur Fellows Announced The fellowship, which honors “exceptionally creative people,” comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, to be awarded over five years. It is known colloquially as the “genius” award, to the sometime annoyance of the foundation.
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  • Bolshoi + Met Announce 1st-Ever Operatic Collab... Russia's Bolshoi theatre and New York's Metropolitan Opera on Monday announced plans to work together for the first time, co-producing three operas all starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. The New York opera house's general manager Peter Gelb and Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin announced the plans at a joint news conference in the Moscow th...
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  • Roy Kaiser Named NV Ballet Theatre Artistic Dir... Roy Kaiser, artistic director emeritus of Pennsylvania Ballet, has been named artistic director of Nevada Ballet Theatre.
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  • 2017 Australian Dance Awards Winners Announced Presented by Ausdance Victoria, Harlequin Floors and Ausdance National the 2017 Australian Dance Awards were presented on Sunday 24 September at Arts Centre Melbourne. Congratulations to the winners and all the shortlisted nominees! And the winners are....
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