DanceCleveland appoints Theresa Remick as new CEO
CLEVELAND, Ohio – If DanceCleveland was itself a dance company, you could say it has a new head choreographer.
On Wednesday, the region’s premier dance presenter announced the appointment of Theresa Remick as Executive Director. She replaces Pamela Young, who held the position for 18 years.
“I am thrilled and honored to join DanceCleveland as we enter our 65th season of dance programming in Northeast Ohio,” Remick wrote.
“I look forward to collaborating with the wonderful Board of Directors, staff, partners and audience of DanceCleveland as we explore new ways of fulfilling our role…”
Remick, a classically trained singer, arrives in Cleveland from Minnesota, where she most recently served as Executive Director of the Page Theater, an arts center at Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota.
She has also held administrative, advisory, and marketing positions at George Washington University, National Arts Strategies, Washington National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, and Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.
She attended the National Dance Presenting Forum at Jacob’s Pillow and graduated from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Leadership Fellows Program. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music and Brooklyn College.
Remick inherits an organization in good financial and artistic health. Former director Young intended to retire last year, but agreed to help lead DanceCleveland through the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership, the presenter gained national and international fame and found new ways to spread the love of dance to a wider audience.
Mark Williams, Chairman of the Board of DanceCleveland, described Young as a “visionary and announced” leader, and said Remick was the perfect person to pick up where Young left off.
“[Remick’s] expertise, energy and vision were key attributes of his candidacy, ”he said, adding that his experience“ will take DanceCleveland forward… and through an unexplored market to re-imagine the performing arts afterwards. a global pandemic ”.