July 11, 2019
Today Ballet BC announces that Artistic Director Emily Molnar has accepted the role of Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) effective August 2020. Emily will remain with Ballet BC until June 2020 and will be a part of the search committee for the new Artistic Director which will begin as soon as possible.
Ten years ago, Emily joined Ballet BC while it was near bankruptcy and painstakingly transformed it into a company with an international reputation sought after by presenters including Sadler’s Wells, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Sydney Opera House. During her tenure, she created an extremely collaborative and supportive environment for dancers, staff, and board of directors that put contemporary dance productions and the Company on the map.
Said Emily Molnar, “Ballet BC has been my passion for many years and will always hold a special place in my heart. 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.”
Ballet BC is grateful for the growth, leadership and direction that Emily has provided for the last decade. The position with NDT is prestigious and the appointment is a testament to the artistic talent and cultural enrichment that Emily has provided to Ballet BC, and the world, during her tenure.