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Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Oct 23, 2001 9:32 am ]
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Most Development Directors move quite often from job to job. The highest turnover in ANY company is in the development department. I would not be surprised if ABT had been functioning very well with an acting director for a long time. SFB was without a Development Director for six months.

Author:  Katydid [ Tue Oct 23, 2001 11:29 am ]
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Actually, in my experience (which is admittedly more in theater than in dance), it is the marketing department that tends to have the highest rate of turnover. <P>I think it also depends on the particular responsibility of each development director (and probably the size of the company) as to whether an organization can comfortably function without one for even six months. If the company is large administratively, with individual officers overseeing specific areas like major gifts, annual fund, corporations, etc., then yes, I think you could function tolerably without a development director. But in many mid-size organizations (where the entire development department might only consist of two or three persons), the development director is much more hands on, so their absence would be more significant. I guess you're right, though- ABT and San Francisco Ballet are probably big enough that they have enough staff to get by.

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:28 pm ]
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More on the new ED:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>ABT's New Executive Director<P>Backstage.com on Yahoo! News<P>The American Ballet Theatre has a new leader at its helm. Wallace Chappell, 60, comes on board as executive director after a 15-year term as Director of the Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, a well-respected leader in the commissioning and presentation of new works.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpibs/20011024/en/_b_h1_abt_s_new_executive_director_h1_b__1.html target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Basheva [ Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:05 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Globe picks exec director
San Diego theaters hire former Pacific Symphony and ABT executive director.




By Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer

Quote:
Louis G. Spisto, executive director of Orange County's Pacific Symphony from 1987 to 1998 and of New York's American Ballet Theatre for a stormy two years, now has the same position at Globe Theatres in San Diego.

Spisto resigned from ABT under pressure in 2001, after several staff resignations, rocky relations with some board members, and an ousted employee's claim of sex and age discrimination. That was resolved in a settlement with ABT, the employee said. But during Spisto's ABT years, income and touring weeks increased.
MORE...

Author:  LMCtech [ Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:44 pm ]
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Um...hello?...What were they thinking?

Author:  Azlan [ Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:52 am ]
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It is happening again...

Quote:
Ballet Theater Chief Quits

ROBIN POGREBIN
NY Times

In the latest sign of management turmoil at American Ballet Theater, Elizabeth Harpel Kehler, the executive director, has resigned, the company said yesterday. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/17/arts/dance/17ABT.html target=_blank>more</a>


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Author:  Azlan [ Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:53 am ]
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Note that Kehler is also a board member.

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:48 am ]
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Do we know what is behind this latest resignation?

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:42 am ]
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Quote:
Top Ballet Executive Steps Down at ABT

AP on Yahoo News

NEW YORK - American Ballet Theatre's third executive director in three years has stepped down, the company said Tuesday. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030617/ap_on_en_ot/ballet_resignation_2 target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:05 am ]
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Holy smokes...

Quote:
Chairman's Largess Buoys Ballet Theater

ROBIN POGREBIN
NY Times

After years of financial struggle and a revolving door of executive directors, officials at American Ballet Theater say they feel lucky to have a chairman who has expanded the company's operations largely at his own expense. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/07/arts/dance/07BALL.html target=_blank>more</a>


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Author:  Azlan [ Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:20 am ]
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Originally posted by kurinuku:

<hr>
Quote:
Former Dancer Selected to Run Ballet Theater

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
February 27, 2004

American Ballet Theater named Rachel S. Moore its new executive director yesterday, effective in mid-April. Ms. Moore has been the director of the Center for Dance Education at the Boston Ballet since 2001. The executive committee of the Ballet Theater board of directors met Wednesday, and its choice was affirmed by the full board yesterday.
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Author:  ncgnet [ Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:25 am ]
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A short blurb from the Boston Herald: Boston Ballet's Moore dances into NYC

Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:34 am ]
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Quote:
Ballet Theater's Director of Turnaround
by ROSLYN SULCAS for the New York Times

Since Ms. Moore took over, Ballet Theater's endowment has risen from $8 million to $15 million; its City Center season this fall showed box office gains of 30 percent over the previous year; and for the first time in six years, an operating deficit has disappeared and a modest surplus is projected when audit results are released next week.

published: December 27, 2005
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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:03 pm ]
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In the New York Times, Michael Cooper reports on the departure of ABT's chief executive officer, Rachel Moore, who will become the CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center in the fall of 2015.

NY Times

Mike Boehm reports for the Los Angeles Times.

LA Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:15 am ]
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Mike Boehm discusses Rachel Moore's fundraising innovations at ABT for the Los Angeles Times.

LA Times

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