Kevin O’Hare will take over as director of The Royal Ballet, following Monica Mason’s retirement in July 2012. O’Hare has been administrative director of the company since 2009.
2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”
The 11th National Dance Awards took place at Sadler’s Wells, London on Monday, January 24. It was an afternoon of celebration, congratulation and Black Swan jokes.
The Royal Ballet will bring Romeo and Juliet to the O2 arena in June 2011. It will be the first time the company has danced in an arena in the UK.