Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce Jon Teeuwissen as its new Artistic Advisor for Dance! Jon will be overseeing MOT's dance endeavors including programming the company's dance season, expanding upon MOT's current community engagement initiatives and increasing or strengthening collaborative relationships within the industry. He will also oversee MOT's overall dance strategy to enhance the company’s dance offerings to match its opera endeavors.
Jon comes to MOT after more than 40 years in dance and non-profit management, including working as a producer, presenter and agent for dance. He has led some of the country’s most renowned dance companies, including working under two founding artistic directors: Arthur Mitchell at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Gerald Aprino at the Joffrey Ballet, both of whom he considers mentors.
His past roles include serving as Executive Director of the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Arizona and the New Orleans Ballet Association. He was also General Manager of American Ballet Theatre and Company Manager of Dance Theatre of Harlem, both companies with long-term relationships with MOT.
We welcome Jon to MOT and look forward to an exciting dance journey ahead!