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  • Xiomara Reyes Named Dir of Washington School of... Another husband-and-wife team from American Ballet Theatre is moving to Washington. Ballerina Xiomara Reyes will become the new director of the Washington School of Ballet, and her husband, ABT teacher Rinat Imaev, will join the school as a senior faculty member and company teacher. The announcement was made today by former ABT ballerina Julie K...
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  • Sarasota Ballet Names New Head of Education The Sarasota Ballet has named Christopher Hird, artistic manager of the Boston Ballet School, to head its newly restructured education department. Beginning in mid-July, Hird will oversee all of the organization’s dance training components, including the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance for pre-professionals, the Sarasota Ballet School an...
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  • 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' Heads to B'Way Robert De Niro is headed to Broadway later this year, though he won't be onstage.Returning to a vehicle that marked his big-screen helming debut in 1993, De Niro will team with stage veteran Jerry Zaks to co-direct A Bronx Tale: The Musical.
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  • Arantxa Ochoa to Leave PA Ballet School Arantxa Ochoa, the director of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, is the latest to announce that she is leaving the ballet. Hers has been one of the most-recognizable faces of the company for the last 20 years, and her departure, announced Tuesday in a letter from executive director David Gray, is an exclamation point on a tumultuous year. Ochoa...
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  • Caroline Miller Named Orlando Ballet Exec Dir Just days apart, two of Orlando's most significant arts groups hired new top executives, dramatically changing the leadership of the Central Florida cultural scene. Caroline Miller will be the new executive director of Orlando Ballet, while Chris Barton takes the same position at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
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  • Jaspers Named Dir of Sarah Lawrence College Dan... Celebrated dancer and choreographer John Jasperse ‘85 has been named director of Sarah Lawrence College’s legendary dance program, in which he studied, beginning in the 2016 -2017 academic year. Jasperse will take the reins from Sara Rudner, who has directed the program since 1998, and will continue in her teaching capacity.
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  • Dana Tai Soon Burgess Named NPG Choreographer i... The National Portrait Gallery, whose inventory consists of moments and memories frozen in time, recently announced plans to enlist Burgess as the museum’s first-ever choreographer-in-residence. As Burgess explains, however, the contradiction is constructive. “There’s this whole potential,” he says, “for cross-germination of audiences.”
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  • Septime Webre Joins S&R Foundation The S&R Foundation has announced that Septime Webre, longtime artistic director of the Washington Ballet, will join the Georgetown-based nonprofit as artistic director this fall. Webre, also a prominent choreographer, will step down in June from the ballet company, where his successor is former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julie Kent...
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  • Taylor Stanley Promoted to NYCB Principal Peter Martins, the ballet master in chief of New York City Ballet, loves to give his dancers happy surprises. On Tuesday evening, moments before the curtain rose on “Hallelujah Junction,” Mr. Martins’s brisk, galvanic work set to John Adams, he promoted Taylor Stanley, one of its leads, to principal dancer. Filling in at the last minute for an i...
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  • Dance Critic Jean Battey Lewis Dies at 91 Jean Battey Lewis, an arts journalist who oversaw The Washington Post’s dance coverage for nearly 15 years during a modern-dance boom in the city and later worked for the Washington Times as its dance critic, died May 12 at her home in Chevy Chase, Md. She was 91.
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Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL


The Senior Director of Philanthropy will:

  • Plan and implement Orlando Ballet’s annual effort to secure $1.2+ million in contributed funds to support artistic, educational, and operating needs.
  • Ensure that effective systems and procedures are in place for all development functions, including donor cultivation and recognition, fundraising events, mail and online solicitations, benefits delivery, reporting requirements, recording and acknowledging contributions, and prospect research and management.
  • Plan and implement efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts for the Company and School that include involvement of Board and senior staff.  S/he will be expected to maintain a personal portfolio of donors, as well as tracking the portfolios of other key fundraising personnel.
  • Serve as a representative for Orlando Ballet in the greater cultural, philanthropic, and professional communities.
  • Manage and coordinate efforts by development staff, contracted support, and others to meet annual fundraising goals.


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