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Ballet Idaho Starts Search for Replacement After Executive Director Resigns

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Jenny Weaver had served as Ballet Idaho's executive director for five years when she submitted her resignation.

"It's the typical reason people choose to move on," said Ballet Idaho Marketing Director Liberty Klautsch. "She got a really exciting opportunity to start working as a consultant that takes her back to her roots."

According to Klautsch, Weaver submitted her letter of resignation to Ballet Idaho's board of directors in early January, and has been delivering the news of her departure to key donors and stakeholders in the nonprofit. It wasn't until Feb. 1 that the company said she was leaving to the public.

During Weaver's brief tenure, Ballet Idaho raised $1.2 million to design a new production of The Nutcracker, and the company performed ballets by world-famous choreographers like George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. She was also instrumental in bringing current Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Garrett Anderson into the fold.

Weaver will continue to work full time for Ballet Idaho until Monday, Feb. 11, when she will reduce her role there to part-time as she begins working for a consulting firm, K2OH Solutions. Her responsibilities will begin to be fulfilled by a working group comprised of members of the board of directors. Her departure will be final in May at the end of Ballet Idaho's season.



Ballet Idaho has already posted the executive director job opening online, and has initiated a nationwide search for Weaver's replacement, but there's no telling how long that search will last.

"It's one of those processes we don't know exactly how long it will take," Klautsch said.

Correction: In an earlier version of this story, we wrote that Weaver had been executive director at Ballet Idaho for one year. She has, in fact, held that position for five years. Boise Weekly regrets the error.

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