A story on Edward Villella's
departure from Miami City Ballet by Jan Sjostrom in The Palm Beach Daily News.
In July, executive director Nicholas Goldsborough, who was hired nine months earlier as a big-gun fund raiser, lost his job. Chief Financial Officer Jonah Pruitt is now serving as executive director.
Also in July, Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was brought in to advise the company on its strategic plan and strengthening its development efforts. Outcomes from the organization’s work with Kaiser will be announced by October, Pruitt said.
And to Villella’s inventory of wounds we can now add his heart. MCB on Tuesday abruptly announced that its 75-year-old founder would leave his post this week, more than seven months before an agreed-upon departure date scheduled for April.
The official statement released Tuesday by MCB was a well-rehearsed pas de deux, with niceties exchanged on both sides.