An interview with Mikko Nissinen by Jeffrey Gantz in The Boston Globe.
Nissinen, 52, doesn’t get to teach class as often as he’d like. For one thing, he’s been doing double duty over the past six months. Last October, Boston Ballet announced that its executive director, Barry Hughson, would be leaving to become executive director of the National Ballet of Canada. So Nissinen has had to take on some of those responsibilities even while helping with the search for a new executive director. When Hughson’s predecessor, Valerie Wilder, left in 2008, Nissinen acted as interim executive director for 15 months. He’s clearly pleased that Hughson’s successor, Meredith “Max” Hodges, whose hiring was announced last week, has been found after a much shorter search.