When you’re in the role of leading, it’s a hard job. You have to manifest success while listening to everyone. I think women leaders are perhaps judged more harshly than our male counterparts. What I would like to see is more opportunities, more communication. I see more women leading in academia, and that is changing.
Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from September 2023.
Cincinnati Ballet announced today that it has named Jodie Gates as its new artistic director, effective August 1, 2022. Gates will take over from Victoria Morgan, who is retiring after 25 years at the helm. Gates, most recently the founding director of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and founder and artistic director of the Laguna Dance Festival, will inherit […]
Dancers spend most of their training years perfecting the mechanics of the art form—rolling through the feet when they come down from every relevé and tracking the knees over their toes in every plié. So when dancers progress in college dance programs and many corrections shift from technical ability to more individual and artistic guidance, […]
For 2020 grads emerging from school in the wake of COVID-19, the future can feel daunting. Although the dance industry is always difficult to break into, this year unemployment has reached record levels, and chances to perform have almost completely dried up. But even though it seems like opportunities are few, there are proactive steps […]
Dancer Stephanie Crousillat has had the kind of career that would make most artists swoon: She’s worked with choreographers like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Andrea Miller; performed in Sleep No More and on “Saturday Night Live”; been featured in a CoverGirl ad with Janelle Monáe; and danced in music videos for Paul McCartney, Alicia […]