Beyoncé manager will head American Ballet TheatreNews
The general manager of Beyoncé’s media and management company is to become CEO of American Ballet Theatre in January.
Janet Rollé, 59, is general manager of Parkwood Entertainment, which looks after Beyonce’s public affairs. Before that, she was a VP at CNN, in charge of 110 staff.
She said today: ‘When my dear Mom, an immigrant from Jamaica, took me to my first dance class at the age of eight at the YMCA in Mount Vernon, New York, she set me on the path that would provide the foundation of my career. Through dance, I learned how to be a professional, the value of discipline and technique, and my love for the creative process. These lessons have always been at the core of my professional life and work. It is therefore a singular privilege to be entrusted by the Board to preserve and extend the legacy of American Ballet Theatre, and to ensure its future prosperity, cultural impact, and relevance. To come full circle and be in a position to give back to the art that has given me so much is a source of unbridled and immense joy.’