National Ballet taps Ted Chapin as president and CEO

Beyoncé has a successor.

AMT, the nation’s preeminent ballet company, has chosen Ted Chapin, who has been an associate with the star artist for 10 years, to serve as its next president and CEO.

The Baltimore-based institution, one of the nation’s most respected, has not had a leader since Kathleen Battle, who oversaw the company for 22 years, was named CEO of Washington Ballet last year.

Chapin has worked for the university system in various capacities for more than 25 years, primarily at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He was the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs when the school was chosen to be the home to the new post of center of excellence at National Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In that position, he oversaw the operations of the NSO and its 120 performing arts programs.

He also held roles at Simmons College in Boston, Temple University and Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, and as director of executive program development for Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Chapin has held a faculty position at Towson University in Maryland since 2011.

Maryland native

Chapin is American Ballet Theater’s second CEO in four years, having replaced Wade Fleming, who had left the post after less than a year to take a job at the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Chapin, whose credits include roles in the world premiere of Michael McDonald’s “Verdi’s La Traviata” and the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, will be formally introduced to the company’s board Tuesday.

On Sunday, a chorus of 7,000 dancers chanted Beyoncé’s name and called “elevate” as they marched from the stage outside the historic Lincoln Theater to the steps of A. Alfred Taubman Auditorium at the Warner Theatre in downtown Washington in the continuing chorus of protest against President Trump’s immigration ban. Video by Nick Gonzalez

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