Kelly Tweeddale announced as Executive director for San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees has named Kelly Tweeddale as the organisation’s next executive director. Tweeddale will start her new role at San Francisco Ballet in September.

Tweeddale has held 30-year career leading art organisations throughout North America and currently is president of the Vancouver Symphony and VSO School of Music and was executive director of Seattle Opera.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Kelly joining the Ballet in this critical role” commented chair of the SF Ballet board of trustees, Carl F Pascarella. “Her vision and track record in leading major strategic projects that propels art organisations into a future with growing audiences, community involvement and sustained revenue will lead SF Ballet into an expanded era of financial and operational growth.”

Tweeddale is set to replace Glenn McCoy who will retire at the end of June after a 32-year career with the company.

Tweeddale said, “I am thrilled to be joining San Francisco Ballet, having long admired its artistic achievements and its exemplary role in pushing the boundaries in dance. I am also looking forward to working collaboratively with San Francisco’s dynamic arts community.”