BRATTLEBORO — The New England Center for Circus Arts has a new executive director, and she is a familiar face at the trapezium on Putney Road, having been with the organization since its founding.
“We received applications from candidates around the world with a wide variety of expertise and experience,” announced Elizabeth Wohl, chair of NECCA’s board of directors, to staff and students on Friday, and to audience members at NECCA’s Circus Spectacular shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Latchis Theatre.
“In the end, the board’s choice of Jamie Hodgson as executive director was unanimous. We have great confidence that she will build on NECCA’s strengths as the best professional — and amateur — circus training center in the United States.”
For the past seven months, when an organizational shakeup at NECCA nearly brought operations to a standstill, Jeffrey Lewis has served as the interim director. He told the Reformer that Hodgson is the perfect person for the position.
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