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New executive director at New Works

By Brittany Duggan

Vancouver’s New Works has recently appointed Joyce Rosario, of Made in BC, Dance on Tour, as its new executive director. Rosario will be joining the New Works team as former Executive Director Barb Clausen departs the organization she founded and continues her work with DanceHouse, where she has been one of the producers, with Jim Smith, for the past several years. A graduate of UBC Theatre Production/Design Program, Rosario has been involved with arts and culture in Vancouver for over ten years, working as an arts administrator for various dance organizations, serving on peer juries, advisory committees and boards, and most recently joining the board of directors for CanDance – The Canadian Network of Dance Presenters. “This is a tremendous opportunity,” commented Rosario on the organization’s website. “I am thrilled to be joining the fantastic team at New Works, not only to be a part of an organization that is deeply rooted in the community, but also to be leading the very organization that has had such a tremendous impact on my own life, both personally and professionally. I’ve had the great privilege over the years to have Barb Clausen as a role model, mentor and colleague. We’ve got some very BIG shoes to fill, but I’m totally up for the challenge!” Replacing Rosario at Made in BC, Dance on Tour will be Sarah Moore, who will be transitioning into her new role over the summer and officially in the Vancouver office as of September 2010.

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