Kayla Rowser Says Goodbye to Nashville Ballet, But Not to Activism | Steve Sucato [Arts Air]

By Steve Sucato In addition to cancelled shows, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted final performances for many retiring dancers. This week, Pointe is giving several retiring principals and soloists a chance to reflect on their careers and offer advice to the next generation. Kayla Rowser says her decision to retire from Nashville Ballet after the 2019-2020 season came peacefully. So too, she says, was her coming to terms with how … Continue reading Kayla Rowser Says Goodbye to Nashville Ballet, But Not to Activism | Steve Sucato [Arts Air]

Susan Jaffe Named Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director

By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announced today that former American Ballet Theatre principal Susan Jaffe will succeed Terrence Orr as artistic director of the company, effective July 1. Jaffe becomes PBT’s seventh artistic director and only the second female director in the company’s history. Dubbed “America’s Quintessential American Ballerina” by The New York Times, Jaffe comes to PBT after eight years as dean of the … Continue reading Susan Jaffe Named Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director