Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero to Step Down
Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Ballet since 1997, announces he is stepping down and has accepted the position of Executive Director at Miami City Ballet, effective June 30. Pennsylvania Ballet's Board of Trustees has appointed an Interim Executive Director, David Gray, who will work closely with Mr. Scolamiero for six weeks prior to his departure at the end of June.
"The decision to leave Pennsylvania Ballet was one of the most difficult decisions of my professional career. Aside from the amazing artistry of the Company, Pennsylvania Ballet has offered me the opportunity to hone and improve my administrative and leadership skills, and my partnership with [Artistic Director] Roy Kaiser has been extremely productive and fulfilling," Scolamiero says. "Nonetheless, I am very excited about the opportunity at Miami City Ballet, and furthermore, I feel strongly that organizations benefit from new leadership. Now that our 50th Anniversary Season is winding down, it seems like an appropriate time for change."
"Michael has been a very effective Executive Director over these last 17 years, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished together, both artistically and managerially. I wish him the best in the future," says Louise Reed, Co-Chair of Pennsylvania Ballet's Board of Trustees. "Michael will be missed by his many friends!"
"It has been a pleasure working Michael these past eight months. As his potential move has unfolded, he has continued to keep his attention and energy focused on the Company," David Hoffman, Board Co-Chair, says. "He will aid in the transition process to our Interim Executive Director David Gray. I wish Michael the best in Miami. New challenges bring out our best and help us grow. That will be true for Michael in Miami as well as for Pennsylvania Ballet."