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The Latest: News of Note

By Kristin Schwab


Emio Grecco and Pieter C. ScholtenCOMINGS AND GOINGS
Former New York City Ballet principal Jenifer Ringer will direct Colburn Dance Academy, a new partnership between The Colburn School and L.A. Dance Project. ■ Artistic director Ethan Stiefel is leaving Royal New Zealand Ballet to return to the U.S. ■ Choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have been appointed artistic directors of Ballet National de Marseille. ■ Joan Finkelstein, who has been director of dance programs for the New York City Department of Education, will become executive director of the Harkness Lillian Di Piazza with Lorin MathisFoundation for Dance. ■ Pennsylvania Ballet’s Lillian Di Piazza has been promoted to soloist. ■ Five Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers have been promoted: Lindsi Dec and Laura Tisserand are principals; William Lin-Yee, Margaret Mullin and Elizabeth Murphy are soloists. ■ NYCB’s Zachary Catazaro has been promoted to soloist. ■ San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Damian Smith will retire this month. ■ Also retiring in May is Atlanta Ballet’s Christine Winkler.

 

 

Camille A. BrownAWARDS
Mikhail Baryshnikov
will receive Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2014 Spotlight Award in May. ■ The Joyce Foundation has given DANCECleveland one of four Joyce Awards and $50,000 to comission a work by Camille A. Brown. ■ Brown has received a 2014 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, along with Gabrielle Lamb and duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener. ■ Vail International Dance Festival’s 2014 artist in residence is Herman Cornejo. Companies in residence are Pennsylvania Ballet and Ballet X.

 

 

Photos from top: Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, By Alwin Poiana, Courtesy ICKamsterdam; Lillian Di Piazza (right) with Lorin Mathis, by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy PA Ballet; Camille A. Brown, by Ra-Re Valverde, Courtesy Camille A. Brown.

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