ROTH LEAVES

Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

BAL­LET at the Quarry open­ing night ear­lier this month was the swan­song for WA Bal­let chief ex­ec­u­tive Steven Roth (right).

He starts his new role as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at the Scot­tish Na­tional Bal­let in Glas­gow af­ter nine years with WA Bal­let.

The for­mer con­duc­tor who stud­ied mu­sic at the Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts said he had only in­tended to stay in Perth for five years.

He said the ob­vi­ous high­light over the past nine years had been the open­ing of the new WA Bal­let Cen­tre in May­lands.

“But there’s so much more than that… im­prov­ing the reper­toire con­sid­er­ably, bring­ing Sleep­ing Beauty here, in­creas­ing the num­ber of dancers and qual­ity of dancers,” he said.

There were 19 dancers when he joined the com­pany in 2007.

There are now 38.

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