Building a National  Dance Company:
A Conversation with Janek Schergen,
Artistic Director of the Singapore Dance Theatre
May 24, 2019 | Episode #29

SINGAPORE -- In Episode #29 of his podcast, Thomas Fraser talks with Janek Schergen about how to build a national dance company.  Schergen is the Artistic Director of the Singapore Dance Theatre.  The dance company performs classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballets, including a number of world premieres.  The company also produces a variety of educational and outreach programs.

One key to building a successful performing arts organization is vision and long-term planning.  As Schergen describes in the interview, the unique identity of the Singapore Dance Theatre is something that has been consciously developed over a long period of time.  Schergen also discusses the unique and valuable roles dancers, choreographers, board members, donors, professional staff and many additional people play in building a successful performing arts organization.

The lessons Schergen discusses are ones leaders of a variety of nonprofit, cultural and service organizations will appreciate.

To learn more about the Singapore Dance Theatre, please click here.

Janek Schergen - Photo by Bernie Ng (201
Building a National Dance Company Part One - Thomas L. Fraser
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Building a National Dance Company Part Two - Thomas L. Fraser
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