Ballet executive going to Pennsylvania orchestra

Joe Tackett with Lexington Ballet dancers. Photo by Rich Copley |

Joe Tackett with Lexington Ballet dancers. Photo by Rich Copley |

Lexington Ballet executive director Joe Tackett has left the company to take the same position with the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, Penn. Tackett came to the Ballet just over a year ago and helped the company re-launch its professional performing company after nearly a decade of operating as school that hired outside professionals to dance with its top students for public performances. The Ballet now has nearly 20 dancers in its professional company.

Tackett came to the Ballet from the Lexington Philharmonic, where he was the education director and music librarian. He also performed with the Philharmonic as a bassist through the 2009-10 season.

Former Philharmonic executive director Peter Kucirko, who retired earlier this year and was succeeded by Allison Kaiser, is serving as the interim executive director while the Ballet searches for Tackett’s successor.

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