A New Choreography Program In California

“This is the first National Choreographers Initiative and it’s unclear if it will continue beyond this year. The initiative is a duplicate of Ballet Pacifica’s Pacifica Choreographic Project, founded by former director Molly Lynch, who resigned last October. When Ballet Pacifica’s Board of Directors canceled the project for this July, a number of local dance lovers approached Lynch about running the initiative as an independent entity for one year. They got the go-ahead from Ballet Pacifica’s board president, and Lynch invited choreographers whom she knew and respected. The project has a $100,000 budget, and the community members have raised almost the full amount.”