Adam W. McKinney Named Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

By Steve Sucato for Pointe Magazine Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announced today that it has named Adam W. McKinney as its new artistic director, effective March 2023. McKinney becomes the company’s seventh artistic director and first director of color in PBT’s 54-year history. He will succeed Susan Jaffe, who recently took the helm at American Ballet Theatre. The 46-year-old McKinney is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance … Continue reading Adam W. McKinney Named Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

After Its Delectable Opening Production, Balletmet’s 45th Anniversary Season Continues With Even More Delights

By Steve Sucato Columbus, Ohio’s BalletMet began its 45th Anniversary season with BalletMet at the Ohio, a tribute to 10-year Artistic Director Edwaard Liang featuring two of his most engaging ballets, Murmuration and Tributary. The production, September 16-18 at Downtown Columbus’ Ohio Theatre, showed Liang’s expert crafting of ballets both contemporary and classical. Murmuration, a contemporary ballet originally created in 2012 for Houston Ballet, takes … Continue reading After Its Delectable Opening Production, Balletmet’s 45th Anniversary Season Continues With Even More Delights

Jon Lehrer Dance Company to perform new works throughout Burchfield Penney galleries [PREVIEW]

By Steve Sucato for The Buffalo News When Jon Lehrer left behind LehrerDance, the dance troupe he started in Buffalo in 2007, to form Jon Lehrer Dance Company in 2018 in his native New York City, he did not completely leave behind his adopted home of Buffalo. Since then, Lehrer and company have been back annually at Artpark. Now, for the first time since 2017, they will … Continue reading Jon Lehrer Dance Company to perform new works throughout Burchfield Penney galleries [PREVIEW]