Texas Ballet Theater (TBT), the resident ballet company of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, has named Vanessa Logan as its new executive director, effective September 6, Anne T. Bass, chairman of the TBT Board of Governors, announced.
Ms. Logan joins TBT during the launch of their 2016-2017 season that includes a co-production with London’s world-renowned Royal Ballet, two world premieres, a company premiere by a Tony Award-winning choreographer, and a performance that will rock North Texas with music by the Rolling Stones.
“I am very excited to join TBT and partner with the ballet legend, Artistic Director Ben Stevenson,” Logan said. “I look forward to working with the esteemed Board of Governors, the incredible staff, faculty and dancers who make up this vibrant and talented company,” she said. “Interim Managing Director Terri Sexton’s passion has set the company on the path for exponential growth, and it’s an honor to follow her leadership.”
Logan comes to Texas Ballet Theater from American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey, where she served as executive director of the classical and contemporary ballet performing company and the Princeton Ballet School, a ballet training school in three locations with more than 1,200 students.
“I am thrilled that following an extensive international search, Vanessa Logan has agreed to become our executive director,” Anne Bass said. “Vanessa has demonstrated superb abilities in arts management, most significantly in ballet organizations,” she said. “The TBT search committee recognized that her knowledge and experience make her uniquely qualified for this position, and we look forward to her leadership as we take TBT to the next level.”
TBT will inaugurate its 2016-2017 season the weekend of September 16 with “Carmen,” by the legendary dancer Carlos Acosta, and “Danse Á Grande Vitesse,” choreographed by the renowned Christopher Wheeldon, at Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The program will be repeated October 7-9 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
“Her knowledge and passion for the art are evident, and she will certainly be an asset not only to TBT, but to the entire community,” said Ben Stevenson. “Together we will continue to bring daring performances and innovative choreographers to North Texas,” he said.
About Vanessa Logan
Prior to joining American Repertory Ballet, Logan served as chief of staff of Boston Ballet, one of the preeminent dance companies in the world. She is a lifelong advocate for community and education arts programs, and is especially committed to building youth engagement in the arts. Logan has presented arts administration workshops at the University of Connecticut and Simmons College. She is a proud member of the Dance USA Membership Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Boston Children’s Theatre. Logan attended The Julliard School and is a graduate of Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.