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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:33 pm 
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According to this:

http://newyorkmetro.com/guides/salary/14497/index4.html

Peter Martins makes $619K/year.

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Thanks for sharing the salary. :shock: Wow! :shock: That’s a lot of dough. I’m just a casual observer of NYCB, but just the same, I think he is overpaid. Many of the reviews of his work have been mediocre.

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At $619,000 per year Peter Martins is pulling in twice the minimum salary of a Major League baseball player! When you compare it to baseball, he’s making nothing for running arguably the number 1 ballet company in the world. Sadly, if ballet companies did not receive donations, ticket prices would have to double. When someone is making that much, some may stop donating. If NYCB had their way, I’m sure all salaries would be kept top secret.

I wonder what direction NYCB would have taken had Suzanne Farrell been at the helm at some point?

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I think that figure might be old and it does not include the various perks.


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I wonder if that figure includes royalties from his ballets as well. It's implied in Balanchine bios that Balanchine made a comfortable income from royalties from his ballets.

Besides free ballet tickets, what kinds of perks do ADs of major companies get?

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Azlan wrote:
Me: "Good question. Are you doing it for arts' sake or are you doing it for your own ego?"


This is actually a trick question and not fair. :D

Every artistic effort starts with at least a bit of ego. Can't have art without it. The question is meant to test the AD's sincerity, perseverance and willingness to take a big risk.


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Andre Yew wrote:
Besides free ballet tickets, what kinds of perks do ADs of major companies get?


Low-interest loans, housing, cars.....

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I assume you speak in general terms with the above. At $619,000 per year, I can’t envision Peter Martins being short on cash! I think he can also afford to buy his own car! As for accommodations, I can envision a condo near work if he lives in the suburbs.

I assume NYCB may pay for all his dry cleaning-both for his own and other garments which may be worn as a fashion accessory by close friends! :lol:

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Michael Goldbarth wrote:
I assume you speak in general terms with the above. At $619,000 per year, I can’t envision Peter Martins being short on cash! I think he can also afford to buy his own car! As for accommodations, I can envision a condo near work if he lives in the suburbs.

I assume NYCB may pay for all his dry cleaning-both for his own and other garments which may be worn as a fashion accessory by close friends! :lol:


I was hoping someone else would respond to this. Unless I've been told wrongly, the items Salzberg mentioned are specific to this instance...


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