Greta Hodgkinson. Photo by Karolina Kuras, Courtesy National Ballet of Canada

News of Note: What You May Have Missed in September 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month.


Comings & Goings

Koto Ishihara has joined National Ballet of Canada as a first soloist. Greta Hodgkinson will retire after the 2019–20 season, giving her final performance in March.

Meklit Hadero has been appointed chief of program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Sydnie Liggett has been appointed executive director at A.I.M.

A dark-skinned woman with collarbone-length dreads smiles at the camera.

Sydnie Liggett

Joel Cadet, Courtesy A.I.M

Awards & Honors

Sarah Michelson has been named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow, which includes a $625,000 unrestricted cash award.

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