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Tulsa Ballet Theatre Inc
1212 East 45Th Place South
The purpose of Tulsa Ballet is best stated in its mission: To serve as an essential asset of our extended community through internationally-acclaimed artistic excellence and exemplary education and outreach. Tulsa Ballet was founded in 1956 by husband and...
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Tulsa Ballet: 2008-2009 - Artists & Staff
A native of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Scott Black
has worked across the country in many aspects of the performing arts industry for the past 12 years with positions including arts administrator, presenter, director, producer and performer.
This year Scott joins Tulsa Ballet for his fifth season as Managing Director after having served three seasons as the Executive Director of the OK Mozart International Festival, deemed "Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival.
Prior to that, he
spent three years as the Producing Director for Northern Lights Playhouse, one of the few rotating repertory theaters continually operating in the United States, and The Pinewood Dinner Theatre, both in north-central Wisconsin.
Scott has directed and/or produced over 30 regional theater productions and spent three years in New York City, where he worked in theater management and promotions for several Broadway and off-Broadway shows and toured with National Theatre of Performing Arts.
The words of advice are spoken ...
The words of advice are spoken only slightly in jest by Scott Black, managing director of Tulsa Ballet.
He is talking about the ultra-competitive nature of the art of ballet, and of the dedication required to become a world-class dancer.
But he is also describing the love for the art form that allows one to ignore the sore muscles and creaky joints that follow hours spent in dance studios.
is talking about Ma Cong.
"You don't often have dancers that come along and really grow with a company like Ma has," says Black
Scene - Blogs - James D. Watts Jr. | Tulsa World
Thatâ€™s one reason why Tulsa Ballet managing director Scott Black said to the intimate crowd in the Tulsa PACâ€™s Chapman Music Hall Friday night, â€œIt says something that the BOk Center has canceled the monster truck show, but the ballet goes on.â€
Tulsa Ballet Managing Director ...
Tulsa Ballet Managing Director Scott Black says, "Being invited to perform at the Kennedy Center event demonstrates the elite status that Tulsa Ballet has achieved.
It's an honor for us to be regarded so highly on a national and international level, and to bring positive attention to Tulsa."
says one of the lesser known criteria of an elite dance company is its ability to perform the works of top-tier choreographers such as George Balanchine, James Kudelka and Kenneth MacMillan.
says, "Our budget is smaller than, for example, Houston.
When asked about some common misperceptions that people have about the ballet, Black
says, "People tend to think that going to the ballet is expensive.