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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEWS: New PR/Marketing Director Named at Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

New PR/Marketing Director Named at Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

May 31, 2011

David Hodges
Director of PR/Marketing
(801) 297-4213

David Hodges has joined the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company team as the organization’s PR/Marketing Director. David’s work in arts organizations has centered on audience development, both as the former Curator/Artistic Director at Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN and at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN where he was in charge of Visitor Services during that institution’s major remodel /construction and reopening in 2005.

David, who left Salt Lake in 1992 to pursue his career, says of his return,

“It’s wonderful to see the phenomenal growth and development that has occurred in Salt Lake over the past couple of decades – especially in the arts. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company has always been at the forefront of innovation and engagement among the city’s cultural offerings. It is a thrill to be involved in this institution as it finds new and creative ways to connect live with its audiences in an increasingly digital world.”
Ririe-Woodbury Co-founder and Managing Director Joan Woodbury says,

“We are very excited that David has joined our organization. He brings a wealth of experience and excitingly fresh insights to the position. His background and direct participation in all of the arts is a wonderful asset to our company and we are anticipating that he will increase community understanding, interest, and involvement in the breadth of what we do. We welcome David into the Ririe-Woodbury family and to the not-for-profit arts community in Salt Lake City.”

About Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company:

Founded in 1964, Ririe-Woodbury is dedicated to furthering dance through performances and education. Ririe-Woodbury’s mission is accomplished through educational outreach programs, creation of new works, and touring. Ririe-Woodbury was voted “Best Local Dance Company” by City Weekly readers.

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