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From Cattle Call to Company Contract, Here’s What It Takes to Join BalletX

“I’m going to walk through; it’s going to be so awkward,” says BalletX artistic and executive director Christine Cox, addressing 119 auditionees and acknowledging the ever-intimidating clipboard she holds. The room bursts into laughter, and smiles linger as pliés begin. Cox may have broken the tension, but stakes are high when contracts are up for […]

BalletX's 2018–19 Season Boasts Seven New Ballets, Four by Women

With over 68 new works in its 13-year history, BalletX is known for being an epicenter of creation. The company will outdo itself in its 2018–19 season, treating Philadelphia to seven new works, four of them by women. “We are interested in growing, not cutting costs,” says artistic director Christine Cox. “The unknown adventure of […]

What It Takes: 7 Tips for New Leaders from BalletX’s Christine Cox

It takes an excellent leader to run a dance company. But Christine Cox, executive and artistic director of Philadelphia’s BalletX, knows that it’s not only hard work that distinguishes a leader. Cox started BalletX with Matthew Neenan in 2005, using fellow Pennsylvania Ballet dancers during their summer layoff to populate a startup contemporary ballet troupe. […]