FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2014
Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director
208.343.0556 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org
BALLET IDAHO WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BOISE, ID - Ballet Idaho has announced Jennifer Weaver as its new Executive Director, and members of the community will have the opportunity to meet her and learn more about the organization at an upcoming event.
Interested members of the community can meet Weaver and Artistic Director Peter Anastos to learn about Ballet Idaho’s mission and the upcoming season at Bonefish Grill in Downtown Boise on Wednesday, June 11th
Ms. Weaver is an Idaho native, having grown up in Council, and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at BSU. "I am delighted to return home to Idaho after a multiyear absence, where I will join the team at Ballet Idaho,” said Weaver, “It is extremely exciting to be part of such a well respected organization that touches the lives of so many Idahoans through the art of dance. I look forward to leading this team and am thrilled by this opportunity."
Most recently, Weaver worked at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado with the Department of Pediatrics Section of Nutrition. She previously worked in human resources, finance and outreach with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Jenny has recent experience in marketing and grant administration, including grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Health.
Weaver will start at the end of May, succeeding Paul Kaine who announced his retirement in January. She joins a new team of recent hires at Ballet Idaho, including Marketing Director Meredith Stead, and Development Manager KC Driscoll.
Board President Chris Privon stated, “I am delighted that Jenny is our new ED and very confident that she will bring a fresh perspective to the organization. I am excited to see the direction the Ballet takes with this new team in place. Together leading this new generation of staff, Peter Anastos and Jenny will bring a new dance experience to Idaho.”
Since 1972, Ballet Idaho has enriched lives through classical ballet and served as a dynamic reflection of the Boise community. Led by Artistic Director Peter Anastos, Ballet Idaho is the only professional ballet company and academy in the state of Idaho, bringing together the highest level of dance excellence with a commitment to education and training. For more information, visit www.balletidaho.org