Ballet BC announced yesterday that Artistic Director Emily Molnar has accepted the role of Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) effective August 2020.
Ten years ago, Emily joined Ballet BC while it was near bankruptcy and painstakingly transformed it into a company with an international reputation. During her tenure, she created a collaborative and supportive environment for dancers, staff, and board of directors that put contemporary dance productions and the Company on the map.
“Ballet BC has been my passion for many years and will always hold a special place in my heart,” Emily stated in a press release. “It has been my great pleasure and privilege to lead Ballet BC through its renewal into an exciting time of growth. The company is in a wonderful place, making it a perfect moment for new and inspired artistic leadership. I look forward to the upcoming season and am thrilled to see what is next for Ballet BC.”
John Clark, Ballet BC Executive Director, commented, “Ballet BC is sad to see Emily leave, but proud to see her take the next step in her career. On the heels of our recent touring and performances, and the acclaim that the Company has received from our global audiences, we are in a strong position to begin a search for a new Artistic Director and we are well-placed to continue on the current trajectory of providing the highest caliber dance to Vancouver, Canada, and international audiences.”
Emily will remain with Ballet BC until June 2020 and will be a part of the search committee for the new Artistic Director, which is to begin as soon as possible.