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

A Conversation With Jodie Gates: The Cincinnati Ballet Director’s Vision Comes Into Focus

By Steve Sucato for Pointe Magazine When Jodie Gates was named Cincinnati Ballet’s new artistic director, succeeding Victoria Morgan, she came to the position with a wealth of industry knowledge and decades-long dance experience. Back in January, she talked to Pointe about her big-picture vision for where she wanted to take the company. Now, having officially begun her journey with Cincinnati Ballet—which is currently in the midst of … Continue reading A Conversation With Jodie Gates: The Cincinnati Ballet Director’s Vision Comes Into Focus

Alejandro Cerrudo, Charlotte Ballet’s New Artistic Director, Talks About His Vision for the Company

By Steve Sucato for Pointe Magazine Each step along Alejandro Cerrudo’s 24-year career, he’s planted the seeds for his next area of growth in the dance field. Born in Madrid, he first became a dancer, then a choreographer and, most recently, the producer of his own dance projects. Now, the 41-year-old is taking his next step, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. On April 7, the company … Continue reading Alejandro Cerrudo, Charlotte Ballet’s New Artistic Director, Talks About His Vision for the Company