Noted dancer and arts consultant meets with Ballet San Antonio

May 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Arts consultant Bruce Marks, whose long careers include stints dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and heading Ballet West and the Boston Ballet, sees a lot of potential in Ballet San Antonio. “Usually, it’s a good ballet company in search of a theater; now we’ve got a theater in search of a great ballet company,” Marks said. “And we’re going to fill that void.” Marks, who has advised dance companies around the world, spent part of last week meeting with the company’s leadership to offer advice on how to grow the company. He advised the board and staff of the company, which is in residence at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, on ways to expand its board; use volunteers to staff a telemarketing campaign; raise its profile in the community, partly by expanding its outreach in schools; expand its donor and subscription base; open a ballet school; and find a high-profile person to serve as a champion.

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