Longtime artistic director of the Washington Ballet, Septime Webre, who will step down at the end of June, will speak at Georgetown Media Group’s next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Thursday, April 7, 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Capella Washington, D.C., 1050 31st St. NW (note new location).
Following a continental breakfast, Webre will share some of the challenges and accomplishments of his 17-year tenure. His successor, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julie Kent, was recently named.
Last fall’s speakers in the series were Sunny Sumter of the DC Jazz Fest, Julian Raby of the Freer-Sackler and Francesca Zambello of Washington National Opera. The speaker on May 5 will be Amy Austin of Theatre Washington.
Admission to the April 7 breakfast is $25. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-338-4833.
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