Two years ago, residents of the DMV were fortunate to have Julie Kent agree to take the artistic helm of the Washington Ballet. Ms. Kent left behind an extraordinary career as a globally acclaimed ballerina at American Ballet Theatre. Her mission in coming to Washington was to bring this excellence and experience in the art form that she loves so much, and that has brought so much joy and benefit to her own life, to the nation’s capital. Her vision for the Washington Ballet is simple: to present ballet at the highest level in our performances, our school and our community outreach programs. And we all agree.
We hope Washingtonians will join the Washington Ballet in our pursuit of excellence, on and off the stage, and play their part in the cultural revolution in our nation’s capital.
Jean-Marie Fernandez, Washington
The writer chairs the board of the Washington Ballet.