News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in February 2024

March 1, 2024

Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from February 2024.

Comings & Goings

Béjart Ballet Lausanne has terminated the contract of artistic director Gil Roman, effective April 30.

Wen Wei Wang will step down as artistic director of Ballet Edmonton at the end of the current season. He will be succeeded by Kirsten Wicklund, effective in August.

Vicki Capote, Sara Roer, and Candace Thompson-Zachery have been named co-executive directors of Dance/NYC.

Cara Lonergan has been appointed executive director of BalletCollective.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts president and CEO Henry Timms will depart the organization in August.

Royal Ballet principal Alexander Campbell will give his final performance with the company on March 8. He has been appointed artistic director of the Royal Academy of Dance, effective in April.

Guillaume Côté will retire from the National Ballet of Canada in June 2025.

Minnesota Dance Theatre, led by Elayna Waxse since January (after taking over from interim artistic director Kaitlyn Gilliland), will pause operations of its performing company at the end of May. The company’s affiliated school will continue.

The Cowles Center in Minneapolis will cease operations of the Goodale Theater, discontinuing dance presentations, on March 31.

Awards & Honors

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar will receive the 2024 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award, which includes a $50,000 prize, in July.

Recipients of Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ 2024 Grants to Artists awards included Petra Bravo (Dorothea Tanning Award), Joanna Kotze, and Hsiao-Jou Tang (Viola Farber Award). Each will receive a $45,000 unrestricted grant.

Michael Manson (House of Jit) is part of the inaugural cohort of the Gilbert Family Foundation’s Seed and Bloom: Detroit program, through which he’ll receive a $150,000 grant over a three-year residency as well as additional institutional support.

At the Venice Biennale, Cristina Caprioli will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Trajal Harrell the Silver Lion.

Faye Driscoll won an Obie Award for direction for Weathering at New York Live Arts.