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Ballet BC appoints new executive director

By Samantha Mehra

Ballet BC recently announced the appointment of new Executive Director Branislav Henselmann. In a statement, Artistic Director Emily Molnar communicated her support: “Branislav is a talented and accomplished leader whose background, experience, and connections with the international dance community will add significant strength to Ballet BC’s leadership team.” Henselmann, originally a dancer who trained both in Munich and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, comes to the new position with a wide variety of international experience in arts management. In addition to earning an MFA in Dance and Business Administration as a Dean’s Fellow at New York University, he served as head of programming and learning for DanceEast; artistic curator for New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute; and most recently, as executive producer for London’s Michael Clark Company. Henselmann takes over the role from Jay Rankin, who is now executive director of BJM Danse.

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