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Oregon Ballet Executive Hired

12/6/2017, 10:26 a.m.
Oregon Ballet Theatre has hired Michel R. Greer as its new executive director, a former professional dancer who went on ...
Michel R. Greer

Oregon Ballet Theatre has hired Michel R. Greer as its new executive director, a former professional dancer who went on to complete degrees in economics and education to pursue a career in business management and later become the executive director of the Portland Opera in Portland, Maine.

Greer is a native of Missouri who spent the early part of his life at some of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions, including the Interlochen Arts Academy, Joffrey Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School of London. He danced professionally for six seasons with Ballet West in Salt Lake City. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he and his family have enjoyed life in both the USA and mainland China.

Greer joins the Oregon Ballet Theater’s Artistic Director Kevin Irving, who recently signed a five year contract renewal to lead the company as it moves forward with plans to build on its programmatic success, expand its school, and further advance community education outreach initiatives.