School of American Ballet Appoints New Leaders

Darla Hoover, left, and Aesha Ash, who have been chosen to lead the School of American Ballet, starting with the summer session.
Photo by Victor Llorente for The New York Times

The School of American Ballet today announced that Darla Hoover, an SAB alumna who currently serves as artistic director for both Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA, and Ballet Academy East in New York City, will follow Kay Mazzo as the next Chair of Faculty upon Ms. Mazzo’s retirement from the position at the end of the current Winter Term in June 2022. SAB Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford also announced today that current SAB faculty member Aesha Ash will be appointed to the newly created position of Associate Chair of Faculty in June 2022 when Ms. Hoover begins as Faculty Chair. Ms. Mazzo plans to continue as a member of the School’s faculty after concluding her long tenure as an artistic leader.

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