News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in February 2021
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month.
Comings & Goings
has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre.
has been named artistic director of San Diego Dance Theater.
has been appointed artistic director and chief executive of Dance Umbrella.
has been appointed artistic director of the Cannes Dance Festival, succeeding Brigitte Lefèvre beginning with the 2023 edition.
At the Colburn School’s Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, Silas Farley will take over as dean and Darleen Callaghan as associate dean on July 1. They will succeed Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette, who will remain connected to the school as visiting artists.
has been named choreographic associate at Gibney Company.
Atlanta Ballet president and CEO Arturo Jacobus will retire at the end of July.
has joined ODC as the organization’s first health initiatives program director.
Awards & Honors
David DeSilva, Courtesy United States Artists
United States Artists 2021 Fellows include Ishmael Houston-Jones, JanpiStar, Emily Johnson, Cynthia Oliver and Ni’Ja Whitson. The fellowship includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant.
The Venice Biennale awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance 2021 to Germaine Acogny. Oona Doherty received the Silver Lion.
received the Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists, which includes a $7,000 cash grant.
was named one of Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Black Leaders and Executives.
The Anderson Center at Tower View will award the 2021 A.P. Anderson Award to Ananya Chatterjea on March 26.