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Eric Tamm named Intermezzo Dance Company new executive director

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Press release:

INTERMEZZO Dance Company

Announces New Executive Director

INTERMEZZO Dance Company, a ballet company founded by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein, is proud to announce the appointment of the company's new Executive Director, Eric Tamm.

Eric Tamm is an ABT colleague of Intermezzo's founder Craig Salstein, and will provide developmental leadership and advocacy for the Company. A native of San Francisco, California, Eric Tamm has danced professionally for American Ballet Theatre since 2004, working with such esteemed choreographers as Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, and Twyla Tharp. In 2004, Eric was named a Chisholm Foundation Scholar and in 2010 was chosen as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." He achieved additional recognition by being awarded the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts. Eric has appeared on NBC's "TODAY" show, as well as in a dancing role in Daren Aronofsky's film Black Swan.

"I have danced alongside Eric Tamm for his entire professional career at American Ballet Theatre, watching him grow not only as a dancer but as a person," said Craig Salstein, founder of Intermezzo Dance Company. "His professionalism and his intelligence will be an asset in planning the future for Intermezzo. A task that can be as challenging as learning five new pieces of choreography. It is a complex and humbling journey that exposes strengths and weaknesses. I have no doubt that Eric's talents will strengthen Intermezzo's mission to provide an environment for dancers to dance new works. It gives me great pleasure and comfort to have him as the company's Executive Director."

INTERMEZZO Dance Company, founded by ABT soloist Craig Salstein, seeks to create new works in the genre of classical ballet using the music of the great composers as an inspirational springboard.


Born in Miami, Florida, Craig Salstein began dancing at five years old with Mia Michaels and at age eleven became a student at the Miami City Ballet School. He trained in summer programs at The Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet and at American Ballet Theatre. In 1999 he joined the Miami City Ballet and in 2000 joined American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company. In 2002 he joined the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre and was promoted to Soloist in March 2007. Salstein's repertory with the Company includes Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the first sailor in Fancy Free, the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, the Champion Roper in Rodeo, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, Paul Taylor's Company B, He created leading roles in Alexi Ratmansky's Symphony #9 and The Nutcracker. In 2010 he choreographed for ABT's "Innovative Initiative."

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