Ballet Idaho’s executive director will retire

Paul Kaine will retire at the end of the fiscal year, the company’s board of directors announced Thursday.

Ballet Idaho will launch a national search to find his successor in February.

Kaine brought a long history in performing arts management and leadership to the company. Since the 1990s, he has worked with various ballet and dance companies in New York City and Dallas. Kaine joined Ballet Idaho in 2011 at a critical time, as the company was reforming after leaving an alliance with Eugene Ballet.

He oversaw the company’s growth in the past three years, helped increase ticket sales, brought the company back to the Velma V. Morrison Center for its full season and added a second Academy location.

Kaine and his wife Kim, who is Ballet Idaho’s marketing director, plan to stay in Boise.

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