Orchestra administrator Elizabeth Warshawer to serve as interim executive director of Pennsylvania Ballet

Posted on: June 12, 2017

“The Pennsylvania Ballet has selected Elizabeth Warshawer, a highly regarded arts veteran, to serve as interim executive director as it searches for a long-term administrative head,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s (6/8) Philadelphia Inquirer. “David Gray, the current executive director, leaves at the end of June, and Warshawer starts the first week in July. Warshawer’s most recent high-profile role was as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of the Curtis Institute of Music. She held the post until 2015, overseeing such major initiatives as the development of strategic plans, the launch of major online initiatives, and construction of a new building with dorms and rehearsal spaces. She is currently interim executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, which just named a permanent executive director [Gary Ginstling]. She will continue to consult in that capacity for about a month or two.… [Board Chair David] Hoffman said the ballet expects to interview candidates for the permanent position in September.… In addition to her consulting work, Warshawer is founder and trustee of ArtistYear, a national organization that places musicians and other artists in residencies in schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families.”

Posted June 12, 2017