DALLAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -– The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts has announced that performing arts center veteran Mark Nerenhausen has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the Center. An innovative leader in the industry, Nerenhausen has served as President and CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the past 10 years. Nerenhausen, who will begin in his new role in March 2009, comes to North Texas in time to oversee the October 2009 opening and ongoing operation of the $354 million Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.
"We are fortunate to have secured someone of Mark Nerenhausen’s experience, talent, dedication and vision to lead the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts," said Howard Hallam, chair of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. "Our capital campaign has been enormously successful in raising the funds to build a world-class performing arts center. With Mark at the helm, we are now well-prepared to transition from a fundraising enterprise to a performing arts center that plays a vital role in our community and the region."
With multiple signature venues designed by world-renowned architects surrounded by a 10-acre urban park, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts completes the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District. Featuring hundreds of performances each year, the Center is expected to draw up to 800,000 visitors in its opening year.
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts will provide state-of-the-art performance spaces for resident companies The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. TITAS, the Dallas presenter of highly acclaimed touring music and dance companies, will also present its season at the Center. In addition, the Center will present a full range of programs, including Lexus Broadway at the Center, the Brinker International Forum, a concert series, family programs and more. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers