Ballet master James Jordan heads east.
Jordan began his career as a dancer with the Kansas City company from 1981-1987 and continued as ballet master there from 1991 to the present. He has also worked for the past 18 years as a repétitéur for The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust and with its director, Sally Bliss, the trustee of the organization. In his new position, he will work directly with Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri to stage works for the company.
Jordan said the events that led to his decision unfolded rapidly in recent weeks. He was invited to Sarasota to stage a production in March of “Gala Performance” by Anthony Tudor, a British dancer and choreographer ranked as one of the most important figures in 20th century dance. Jordan is one of the choreographers authorized to stage Tudor ballets by the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust, which licenses his work.