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The Dance Information You Would possibly Have Missed in December 2023

Listed below are the most recent promotions, appointments, and departures, in addition to notable awards and accomplishments, from December 2023.

Comings & Goings

Leanne Benjamin has been named creative director of Queensland Ballet, succeeding Li Cunxin in mid-January.

At Cleveland Ballet, Cynthia Graham stepped down as interim creative director, a job she had taken on after the suspension of creative director Gladisa Guadalupe. Howard Bender is serving as interim CEO after co-founder Michael Krasnyansky resigned. The corporate has additionally severed ties with the Cleveland Faculty of Dance, which was cofounded by Guadalupe, and has introduced the launch of the Academy of Cleveland Ballet as its official college, starting in mid-January.

At The Australian Ballet, Marcus Morelli and Jill Ōgai have been promoted to principal; Yuumi Yamada to senior artist; Cameron Holmes, Misha Barkidjija, Katherine Sonnekus, Aya Watanabe, and Maxim Zenin to soloist; and Sara Andrlon, Saranja Crowe, Hugo Dumapit, Adam Elmes, Evie Ferris, Lilla Harvey, Larissa Kiyoto-Ward, and Montana Rubin to coryphée.

Tiffany Rea Fisher has been named Nationwide Dance Institute’s 2024 artist-in-residence.

Abigail Reeve has been named CEO of Rambert Grades.

Chicago Dancers United has rebranded as Chicago Dance Well being Fund.

Soham Dance Area will shut on the finish of September.

Awards & Honors

Within the New 12 months 2024 Honours Checklist, Chitraleka Bolar, Betsy Gregory, and Solange Urdang have been named Officers of the Order of the British Empire; Carl Campbell, Morag Deyes, Julie Felix, and Carolene Euleata Sargeant (Carolene Hinds) have been named Members of the Order of the British Empire; and Norah Button-Brookwell, Shendl Hastings Harvey (Shendl Russell), and Pamela Mary Joyce Scull (Pamela Wingfield) have been named Medalists of the Order of the British Empire.

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