Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Ballet director going West?

Victoria Morgan, artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet, is one of five finalists in Pacific Northwest Ballet's search for a new artistic director.

Morgan was invited to submit her name to the Seattle-based dance company, one of the nation's largest. Pacific Northwest has an operating budget of $18 million and a company of 49 dancers compared to Cincinnati Ballet, with a $5 million budget and 30 dancers.

The next round of interviewing is in September. Pacific Northwest's leadership team will retire at the end of the 2004-05 season.

The new artistic director is expected to be announced by early 2005.

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