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Executive Director & CEO

Beth Barbre joined Nevada Ballet Theatre in 2006 and is Executive Director and CEO of the 42 year-old organization. Beth’s efforts to strengthen the company helped pave the way for NBT’s status as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.   

Under Beth’s leadership, NBT has eliminated its accumulated deficit and now operates with an annual balanced budget.

Collaborating with Cirque de Soleil, Beth launched A Choreographers’ Showcase, a unique joint performance of NBT and Cirque artists. For the fall 2012 season, she arranged a first-ever collaboration between three ballet companies to dance George Balanchine’s famed ballet, Jewels.    

Beth was previously Managing Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre, where she led the campaign for OBT’s first permanent home. She served five years as Administrator of The George Balanchine Trust in New York City, licensing the works of the 20th Century’s greatest choreographer, and five years as Company Manager of the New York City Ballet, America’s pre-eminent dance company.

Beth earned her B.A. from the University of the South and her M.A. degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.      

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