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The Dance Information You May Have Missed in January 2024


Listed below are the newest promotions, appointments, departures, awards, and accomplishments from January 2024, plus new or newly obtainable funding alternatives for dance artists and organizations.

Comings & Goings

Kim Chan has joined Jacob’s Pillow as affiliate inventive director.

César Morales has been appointed inventive director of Santiago Ballet, starting in March.

Timour Bourtasenkov has been named inventive director of Cleveland Ballet after the corporate severed ties with co-founder Gladisa Guadalupe. Larry Goodman has been named CEO, succeeding Howard Bender, who had served within the function on an interim foundation following the suspension and subsequent resignation of Guadalupe’s husband, Michael Krasnyansky. The cofounders’ departures come within the wake of a misconduct investigation.

Andrea Simply has been named affiliate director and Rebecah Goldstone dramaturge of Ate9, main the corporate’s new Europe crew.

Charlotte St. Martin will retire from The Broadway League efficient February 16. Jason Laks will function performing president.

David Nixon has been appointed inventive producer at Cape City Metropolis Ballet.

Anna Hainsworth has been named Birmingham Royal Ballet’s in-house producer.

Edward Watson has been named visitor répétiteur at The Royal Ballet.

Yuan Yuan Tan will retire from San Francisco Ballet after a farewell efficiency on February 14.

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal James Yoichi Moore will retire on the finish of the season. His closing efficiency is scheduled for June 9.

Awards & Honors

Recipients of 2024 United States Artists Fellowships, which include a $50,000 unrestricted grant, embody Mythili Prakash, Sean Dorsey, Jerron Herman, Petra Bravo, Marjani Forté-Saunders/7NMS, and Erin Kilmurray.

Marjani Forté-Saunders is photographed in profile. Her back is turned to the camera and she looks to the left from beneath a wide-brimmed hat, eyes intent. The bottom half of her face is painted silver; a yellow half moon earring dangles from her visible ear.
Marjani Forté-Saunders. Picture by Angel Origgi, courtesy Cultural Counsel.

On the Primetime Inventive Arts Emmys, Jon Boogz gained Excellent Choreography for Scripted Programming (“Blindspotting”), and Derek Hough gained Excellent Choreography for Selection or Actuality Programming (“Dancing with the Stars”).

The Worldwide Affiliation of Blacks in Dance honored the Bluff Metropolis Cluster of the LINKS Included with its Distinguished Management Award; the Jenkins Household Basis with the Reginald Van Lee Philanthropy Award; and Tommie-Waheed Evans with the Charles Augins Inspirational Artist Award.

Orlando Pabotoy will obtain the 2023–24 Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in choreography from the Stage Administrators and Choreographers Society for his work on The Half-God of Rainfall at New York Theatre Workshop.

Karen Kain has been named the 2024 Dance in Focus Awardee by Dance On Digicam.

The Martha Hill Dance Fund will current Lifetime Achievement Awards to Joan Myers Brown and Jim Might and Mid-Profession Awards to Jacqulyn Buglisi and Ronald Okay. Brown at a ceremony on February 26.

Brenda Approach shall be inducted into the California Corridor of Fame in February.

New Funding Alternatives

CUNY Dance Initiative is accepting functions from New York Metropolis–based mostly choreographers and corporations for its 2024–25 residency cycle till February 15. Extra data right here.

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator Program will award as much as 50 qualifying non-profit cultural organizations with funding and assist to strengthen their digital infrastructure. Software deadline is March 13, extra data obtainable right here.

Purposes for the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships, which award Minnesota and New York Metropolis–based mostly artists $60,000 over three years to assist the creation of recent work and/or inventive growth, are open till April 15. Extra data right here.




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