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Damian Woetzel    

Director, Arts Program, The Aspen Institute; Artistic Director, Vail International Dance Festival

Damian Woetzel is director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival, and founding director of the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Program. Active as a director and producer, his recent projects include the tribute to ballerina Natalia Makarova for the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, and Lil Buck @ (le) Poisson Rouge. Woetzel previously had a 20-year career as principal dancer with New York City Ballet and has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. In 2009, he was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities by President Obama.


Students welcome Yo-Yo Ma, Damian Woetzel | Boston Herald

Damian Woetzel, former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, is also stopping by the Roxbury school as part of President Obama's celebration of the arts.

A Whirl of Premieres, From Jookin to Jetés

As artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival, Damian Woetzel has become one of the foremost impresarios of American dance. To cite just one ...

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