Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director David Gray To Leave
Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director David Gray has announced that he will be leaving the Ballet at the end of June for an opportunity on the horizon that requires his family to relocate.
Gray joined Pennsylvania Ballet in the summer of 2014 as Interim Executive Director, the same year Angel Corella was named Artistic Director, and continued as Executive Director in 2015.
"David Gray stepped in to lead the administration during a challenging time and also helped Angel start off on a great trajectory. We're sorry to see him go, and wish him and his wife, Kyra, all the best," said Board Chair David Hoffman.
Under the guidance of Gray, a re-energized Board, and with the artistic vision and leadership of Angel Corella, Pennsylvania Ballet has seen increased ticket sales and an expanded donor base since 2013 when it commissioned Michael Kaiser, then President of the Kennedy Center, to help the board refine its strategic vision.
"I have loved my time at Pennsylvania Ballet," said Gray. "Angel has been doing amazing work with our incredible dancers, the School has grown, and the Community Engagement programs have expanded."
Ballet Mistress Kyra Nichols (married to Gray) will also be leaving the Ballet over the summer. Nichols, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, was a protégé of George Balanchine.
"It has been fabulous having Kyra here on our artistic team, working with the dancers and helping maintain our cherished Balanchine legacy," noted Corella.
The Board of Trustees is in the process of choosing an executive search firm to seek Gray's successor.