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New Executive Director for MCB

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The Washington Post announced that Mr. Goldsborough will become Executive Director. From this and another article, it seems that much of his experience is in fundraising, which isn't a bad thing nowadays.

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Nicholas Goldsborough headed to Miami City Ballet

By Jacqueline Trescott

Nicholas T. Goldsborough, a former managing director of theShakespeare Theatre in Washington, has been named the new executive director at the Miami City Ballet.

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Perhaps he will be like Kaiser at Kennedy Center.

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Thanks, Violin Concerto, for starting this thread.

Goldsborough's resume is impressive, combining business sense and personal involvement in the arts. It's a promising change, and congratulations to the Board for selecting this candidate.

Parallel to this story is Pam Gardiner's move from Executive Director to a newly created position with the title, Executive Vice President for Artistic Affairs. She is also In-House Counsel.

I suspect we'll see other administrative changes at MCB in the coming season. The search for a new Artistic Director to replace Edward Villella when he retires at the end of the 2012-2013 season, has already begun.

Some of these changes -- especially those related to the financial oversight and personnel issues -- are probably long overdue. Who knows what will happen. Speaking for myself, I just hope the company retains its Balanchine-centered training and repertory as it moves into the future.

Good luck, Mr. Goldsborough. flowers.gif

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Some of these changes -- especially those related to the financial oversight and personnel issues -- are probably long overdue. Who knows what will happen. Speaking for myself, I just hope the company retains its Balanchine-centered training and repertory as it moves into the future.

Good luck, Mr. Goldsborough. flowers.gif

I believe that's a universal hope. All fingers crossed!

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Speaking for myself, I just hope the company retains its Balanchine-centered training and repertory as it moves into the future.

Good luck, Mr. Goldsborough. flowers.gif

You spoke for me, too. About the Balanchine repertory, I'd like to see them expand it, from two ballets this year, but Villella seems to think it's hard to sell, or some of it is. I often think, how are they going about it? I don't assume there are many in south Florida who share my tastes; I know I don't know that. But if I remember correctly, Michael Kaiser, mentioned above, says that the way to success is to produce good programs and market them well, not to design programs which are expected to be marketable. So I suspect something's missing somewhere. Could we hope for Jordan Levin, the Miami Herald's estimable dance critic, to look into it?

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But if I remember correctly, Michael Kaiser, mentioned above, says that the way to success is to produce good programs and market them well, not to design programs which are expected to be marketable.
From Mr. Kaiser's mouth to the MCB Board ... one prays.

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