Grand Rapids Ballet (GRB) announced today that they are formally beginning a search for a new artistic director for Michigan’s only professional ballet company. Current artistic director, Patricia Barker, announced in June that she accepted the artistic director appointment at Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB). Barker has been in this position with GRB since 2010, and will split her time between GRB and RNZB until the end of the 2017-18 season.
“We have already had a lot of Interest in this position,” said Glenn Del Vecchio, GRB Executive Director. “Patricia’s artistic vision and the success of the company have made GRB a highly respected dance organization. We will find an excellent candidate to continue the artistic excellence Patricia began and our patrons expect.”
A search committee has been formed within GRB that includes current board members, company dancers, and community leaders. Applications will be accepted August 15 through September 15, 2017. Interviews will begin in early October with a final decision being made by early December 2017.
A complete job description and details on how to apply can be found at grballet.com/ADsearch. No phone calls, please.