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The Dance Information You May Have Missed in September 2022

Listed below are the most recent promotions, appointments and departures, in addition to notable awards and accomplishments, from September 2022.

Comings & Goings

Dance Theatre of Harlem inventive director Virginia Johnson will retire on the finish of June, turning into inventive director emerita. She might be succeeded by present resident choreographer and faculty director Robert Garland, at which period Tai Jimenez will change into director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Faculty.

Maria Kowroski has been named inventive director of New Jersey Ballet, succeeding founder Carolyn Clark. Kowroski had been performing inventive director since November 2021.

Kiyon Ross has been appointed affiliate inventive director of Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Meg Paul has been named affiliate inventive director at Complexions Modern Ballet.

Karen Russo Burke will step down from her put up as inventive director of Dayton Ballet on the finish of the 2022–23 season.

Michael S. Rosenberg has been named president and CEO of New York Metropolis Middle, succeeding Arlene Shuler on November 1.

Craig T. Peterson has been appointed president of Decrease Manhattan Cultural Council, efficient October 17.

Chloe Jones has stepped down as govt director of The Yard, becoming a member of College of Utah as assistant dean of the Faculty of Advantageous Arts and govt director of UtahPresents. Yvonne Mendez has been named The Yard’s performing govt director.

Nayon Iovino has been named resident choreographer at Ballet Arizona.

DaYoung Jung has been named rehearsal director at Oklahoma Metropolis Ballet.

Andrew Murdock and Ching Ching Wong have joined Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as rehearsal administrators for the 2022–23 season.

Cecilia Iliesiu turns en pointe in attitude back, arms in high fifth, focus out to the audience. The perspective is from the wings. She wears a long, flowing dress of orange, blue, and white.
Cecilia Iliesiu in Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky. Picture by Angela Sterling, courtesy PNB.

At Pacific Northwest Ballet, James Kirby Rogers, Jonathan Batista and Cecilia Iliesiu have been promoted to principal.

At Colorado Ballet, Jessica Payne has been promoted to soloist, Bryce Lee, Ariel McCarty, Jeremy Studinski and Alexandra Wilson to demi-soloist. Principals Dana Benton and Yosvani Ramos will retire on the finish of the 2022–23 season.

Texas Ballet Theater applied firm ranks, naming Carl Coomer, Alexandra Farber, Alexander Kotelenets, Paige Nyman, David Schrenk, Andre Silva and Nicole Von Enck principals.

Awards & Honors

Sir Peter Wright has been named founding director laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet.

On the Artistic Arts Emmy Awards, Ryan Heffington acquired the award for Excellent Choreography for Scripted Programming (“Euphoria”) and Parris Goebel the award for Excellent Choreography for Selection or Actuality Programming (“Savage X Fenty Present Vol. 3”).

Mira Nadon acquired a 2022 Clive Barnes Award.

Lorenzo Pagano, Alessio Passaquindici, Camilla Colella, Sara Renda, Claudia D’Antonio, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Stanislao Capissi and Giorgio Fourés have acquired the Sfera d’Oro Award for Dance.

The American Dance Guild will honor Phyllis Lamhut and the late H.T. Chen with Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Christine Jowers with an Award for Distinguished Service to the Discipline, in December.

Nai-Ni Chen might be posthumously honored with the 2022 NY Dance and Efficiency Award (“Bessie”) for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and Christine Jowers the 2022 Service to the Discipline of Dance Award, at a ceremony on December 16.

Ralph Lemon gained the Whitney Museum’s Bucksbaum Award, which features a $100,000 prize.

Faye Driscoll acquired the Ellis-Beauregard Basis’s 2022 Modern Dance Award, which features a $25,000 prize and a further $15,000 grant towards presenting the awardee’s work in Maine.

Benji Hart, Enneréssa LaNette, Zachary Nicol and Winfield RedCloud Woundedeye have been named 2023 Lab Artists by Chicago Dancemakers Discussion board. Every will obtain a $25,000 grant in addition to further help.

New England Basis for the Arts’ Nationwide Dance Mission grant recipients are Antoine Hunter and Capacitor, Brinae Ali, BRKFST Dance Firm, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Forklift Danceworks, Hari Krishnan/inDANCE, LaTasha Barnes, MKArts/MK Abadoo, nia love, Paloma McGregor | Angela’s Pulse, Parangal Dance Firm, Prumsodun Okay & NATYARASA, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, slowdanger, Studio Susan Marshall, Susana Arenas Pedroso/Duniya Dance and Drum Firm, The Haus of Glitter Dance Firm, City Bush Ladies, Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya | LEIMAY, and Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Firm.

The Jerome Basis awarded grants to Ananya Dance Theater, Discover Choreo, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Middle, MOVO, Pink Eye Theater, Three Thirty One House, The Cowles Middle, Threads Dance Mission and Walker Artwork Middle. Amanda Krische and Ashwini Ramaswamy are among the many recipients of the inspiration’s 2023 [email protected] residencies.

Lenai A. Wilkerson gained Jarritos’ JarriTODOS Artist Grant Contest within the dance class, which features a $10,000 award.



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