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

Dutch National Ballet’s New “Raymonda” Brings Modern Sensibilities to a Petipa Classic [Preview]

By Steve Sucato for Pointe Magazine On April 3, Dutch National Ballet presents the crown jewel in its 60th-anniversary season: a new, full-length production of Raymonda, the company’s first.  “Raymonda is one of the greatest classical ballets,” says DNB artistic director Ted Brandsen. “It is a complete display of everything classical ballet has to offer.” Raymonda, the last hit ballet created by choreographer Marius Petipa, premiered in … Continue reading Dutch National Ballet’s New “Raymonda” Brings Modern Sensibilities to a Petipa Classic [Preview]

Jodie Gates Named Cincinnati Ballet’s Next Artistic Director

Cincinnati Ballet announced today that it has named Jodie Gates as its new artistic director, effective August 1, 2022. Gates will take over from Victoria Morgan, who is retiring after 25 years at the helm. Gates, most recently the founding director of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and founder and artistic director of the Laguna Dance Festival, will inherit stewardship of Cincinnati Ballet’s $11.5 million annual operating budget, 27 … Continue reading Jodie Gates Named Cincinnati Ballet’s Next Artistic Director