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Janet Rollé To Lead As The First Black CEO Of The American Ballet Theatre

The American Ballet Theatre has a new Black leader that’s set to make history. Since the beginning of time, the world of ballet has been a white-dominated space. Now Janet Rollé is here to not only make history but also serve as proof that we belong in any space. According to CNN, Rollé will make history as the first Black person to lead the American Ballet Theatre, one of the country’s most prestigious ballet companies This is a dream come true for Rollé who credits her mother, a Jamaican immigrant, who introduced her to her first dance class at the age of eight, thus setting the tone for what would ultimately become a future career. “Through dance, I learned how to be a professional, the value of discipline and technique, and my love for the creative process,” said Rollé in an official statement. “These lessons have always been at the core of my professional life and work.” Previously, Rollé worked as the general manager for Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment for five years where...

Nov 29, 2021

GM of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment Janet Rollé Becomes First Woman and POC to Serve On BuzzFeed's Board

Janet Rollé, general manager of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, has just made history. According to Variety, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti, announced that Andreessen Horowitz’s partner, Chris Dixon will step down from the company’s board of directors since his arrival in 2014. As of result, the company has appointed Rollé to its board making her the first woman and the first person of color to serve. The news comes just two weeks following BuzzFeed’s plans to purchase HuffPost from Verizon Media. “The common thread through Janet’s dynamic career is the ability to nurture and evolve great brands and to build and strengthen their relationships with diverse audiences, ” wrote Peretti in the memo. “Janet joins our board at a time when that is critically important for BuzzFeed especially as we welcome HuffPost into the BuzzFeed network. Janet’s experience in brand management and news media will be incredibly valuable.” Other board members of the company include execs from...

Dec 3, 2020