PNB executive director to retire next June

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) executive director D. David Brown will retire in June 2014, after more than 14 years with the company.

Brown joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as executive director in May 2000, working with founding artistic directors Francia Russell and Kent Stowell. On the appointment of artistic director Peter Boal in 2005, he and Boal added more than 70 new works by 37 choreographers to PNB’s repertory, including the creation of 20 world premieres during that same period.

“Having given more than a decade of service to this wonderful company and more than 40 years to dance, I have decided to retire effective June 30, 2014,” Brown said. “My time at PNB has been challenging, exhilarating and a most fulfilling end to my working career. When I left Boston Ballet in 1999 [where he started as a dancer before ultimately become its executive director] after nearly 30 years, I felt that if I was successful, PNB could be my last job, which has turned out to be so.”

Brown has served board chair of Dance/USA and is a past chair of the Dance/USA Manager’s Council and a past president of the Washington State Arts Alliance.

He is currently active in the Washington State Arts Commission and is an advocate for the Cultural Access Fund.[[In-content Ad]]