Lance Hardin named new Boulder Ballet Artistic Director


Media contact:
Claudia Anata Hubiak
Executive Director, Boulder Ballet

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BOULDER, CO, August 25, 2020 —Boulder Ballet is pleased to announce a management restructuring including the appointment of Lance Hardin as Artistic Director. Other recent appointments include Claudia Anata Hubiak, Executive Director; Ana Claire (former Artistic Director), School Director; and Amy Earnest, Program Director.

As Artistic Director Mr. Hardin will lead the Boulder Ballet professional company, providing artistic leadership, expertise and a unique vision to continue developing the aesthetic of the Boulder Ballet Company. Mr. Hardin’s training began at the esteemed Ruth Page Foundation in Chicago. Mr. Hardin studied Ballet at Indiana University where he studied under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, Jacques Cesbron, and Violette Verdy. As a professional dancer, Mr. Hardin danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre (currently Charlotte Ballet), Chautauqua Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Boulder Ballet, Springfield Ballet Company, and the Yoko Kasai Ballet Studio located in Japan. Previously Mr. Hardin held the Associate Artistic Director position of Boulder Ballet for five years. Prior to returning to Boulder Mr. Hardin was CO-Director of Reif Dance in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

“I am grateful and honored to be given this opportunity to share my artistic vision with an organization that I love. Diversity in education, movement and expression are my goals. While leaning on tradition, my efforts will be to drive the company…to new heights through introspection, investigation and exploration. Boulder Ballet will continue to be an organization whose strength is sharing the talents of its community of dancers.” Lance Hardin, Artistic Director

About Boulder Ballet

Boulder Ballet is a classical, contemporary, and uniquely theatrical ballet company entertaining Boulder audiences for nearly 40 years. Devoted to celebrating the artistry, passion and joy of dance, Boulder Ballet is Boulder County’s foremost professional dance company and ballet school. Boulder Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.