Mills' ballet "Light," for Ballet AustinBallet Austin’s artistic director Stephen Mills knows how to keep busy. In October, National Arts Strategies named Mills one of 50 exceptional leaders who will head The Chief Executive Program. Over the course of a year, this group will focus on finding new ways to tackle big challenges facing the arts field and implementing these strategies in their own organizations.
The best part of this appointment? In an effort to raise arts awareness, National Arts Strategies will be giving Mills some well-deserved face time: The work he does with The Chief Executive Program will be shared on the NAS blog, in video interviews and NAS newsletters and at arts conferences.
Mills was chosen from a highly competitive pool of over 250 applications, but we’re not too surprised. In 2011, DT did a story on his impact with Ballet Austin. Earlier this year, as part of our June News section, we reported on the podcast he did with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum about his 2005 ballet Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Congratulations to Mills and all of Ballet Austin!
Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin