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David Roberts Named Director of SDC Foundation

He is set to assume his post in early November.

David Roberts (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson)
David Roberts (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson)

NEW YORK CITY: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation) has appointed David Roberts as its new director. He is set to begin the role on Nov. 7, 2016.

Roberts currently serves as managing director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), and has previously served as board vice chair of Palissimo Dance Company, managing director of the Pearl Theatre Company, associate producer and associate managing director for SITI Company, and company manager at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation) chair Sheldon Epps commented on Roberts’s appointment in a statement, saying, “We are all delighted that David has agreed to lead SDC Foundation into its next chapter of exciting growth.” “We will benefit from his strong management skills. In addition, his deep understanding of and relationships with artists give him the breadth of perspectives that will allow the Foundation to flourish. I have no doubt that this will be a mutually beneficial relationship.”

SDC Foundation has spent the past half century developing and promoting the creativity and craft of directors and choreographers alike, aiming to stay true to its mission statement to create access, connect, and to honor the theatrical legacy of these artists.

Roberts responded to his newly acquired position, saying in a statement, “I am elated and honored to lead this important organization and be a steward of its critical mission. I look forward to working in concert with Laura, Sheldon, and the board to enhance the SDC Foundation brand and continue its legacy of being of service to our entire artistic community—and especially our next generation of great directors and choreographers—by providing world-class programming and professional development opportunities.”

*An earlier version of this article identified Sheldon Epps as the SDC chair. Epps is the SDC Foundation chair.

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